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Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW) Curriculum


In Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World (MSOSW), a four-year ITEST Scale-up project, 1400 middle school students from twenty-nine classrooms in California, Michigan, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia monitored home energy consumption under the supervision of their teachers and using data gathered to develop optimum scenarios for conserving energy and reducing the global production of greenhouse gases.


The link provides access to the MSOSW curriculum used with middle school students. This includes an overview packet, nine lesson plans, a student packet, a video on renewable energy, and a list of science career videos. Students will understand how electrical energy is produced and why it is important to conserve energy in their homes. Students will be able to identify sources of “standby” power that will enable them to be more efficient consumers. They will also educate their family as well as others about the benefits of saving “standby” power.


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Project Curricula Details

Youth Motivation and Interests in STEM
File Attachment(s)
Target Setting(s)
Middle school (6-8)
Additional Target Participants
Environmental sciences
Additional Disciplines
Environmental Science - general
Environmental Science - ecological research and analysis