National Teacher Enhancement Project

Middle School Home Energy Audit

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1. The energy in fossil fuels such as coal is stored as . . . .

a. chemical energy

b. electrical energy

c. thermal energy

d. nuclear energy

6. Compared to incandescent light bulbs, fluorescent bulbs . . . .

a. use more energy

b. use less energy

c. use the same amount of energy

d. make people want more power

2. What energy source provides the nation with the most energy?

a. coal

b. natural gas

c. petroleum

d. electricity

7. Which sector of the economy consumes the most energy?

a. transportation

b. commercial

c. industrial

d. residential

3. Which residential task uses the most energy?

a. lighting

b. heating water

c. heating and cooling rooms

d. refrigerators

8. Electricity usage is measured in . . . .

a. amperes

b. volts

c. kilowatt-hours

d. current

4. Most energy conversions produce . . . .

a. light

b. heat

c. motion

d. sound

9. A kilowatt is equal to . . . .

a. 10 watts

b. 50 watts

c. 75 watts

d. 1000 watts

5. The major use of coal in the United States is to . . . .

a. fuel trains

b. heat homes and buildings

c. make chemicals

d. generate electricity

10. The average cost of a kilowatt-hour of electricity in our region . . . .

a. 1-10 cents

b. 10-25 cents

c. 25-99 cents

d.1-5 dollars

Created for the Fermilab LInC program sponsored by Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Education Office and Friends of Fermilab, and funded by United States Department of Energy, Illinois State Board of Education, North Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium which is operated by North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCREL), and the National Science Foundation.

Authors: Sue Emmons, Powell Midddle School, Littleton, CO; Kevin Lindauer, Baker Middle School, Denver, CO; Janet Stellema, Monarch K-8, Louisville, CO; John Sepich, Scott Carpenter Middle School, Westminster, CO; Edited by Marge Bardeen NTEP II Project PI.
Created: September 9, 1998 revised July 30, 2001