This lesson shows the climate impact of cryptocurrency.
Step 1 - Inquire: Students watch a video to describe cryptocurrency.
Step 2 - Investigate: Students create a model to trace how cryptocurrency uses energy.
Step 3 - Inspire: Students calculate energy use and commit to one action to reduce energy use at home.
Accompanying Teaching Materials
Engaging and trendy lesson.
Encourages students to see connections between the economy, everyday life, and climate change.
Some basic understanding of concepts such as currency, electricity, and power generation could be helpful but not absolutely necessary.
If the free Gizmo application in the “Inspire” step does not work for you, you can also visit this website from the U.S. Department of Energy: Estimate Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use.
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