Listening - An environmental scientist talks about heat loss from houses
Lesson idea. Ray Galvin, an environmental scientist specialising in home insulation policy, mentions some ways to reduce the amount of heat lost from our houses and also suggests that we might look at dehumidifiers and heat pumps to reduce our use of energy. The supplied questions aim to focus students' attention and prompt a discussion.
Teaching approach. This ten-minute recording was made for a local radio show with a strap line that 'science has a use after school'. Audio podcasts, of which this is one, replace easily-missed radio shows and keep us informed. Universities also create podcasts, and just some teachers do too, gaining the unusual advantage that a podcast easily gets into a student's music player. (edit)
|Title||Listening to scientists - an environmental scientist talks about heat loss from houses|
|Learning Objectives|| |
Knowing how houses lose heat and about some obvious and some less conventional approaches to keeping warm.
|Format / structure|| |
Audio podcast (mp3) - 11 minutes
|Age of students / grade|| |
|Useful information|| |
Edited from The Science Show on Cambridge 105 FM
|Files and resources to view and download|
This resource was created by Roger Frost, and is under the ORBIT's CC licence.