The Resource Force

Energy Efficiency

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Grades 6 - 8

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40 Minutes

Show Overview Video

Show Synopsis
The Resource Force is a 40-minute play performed by two professional actors who engage middle school students through a series of improvisational comedy sketches, while teaching about resources and energy conservation and calling on your students to do their part to conserve energy. Taking suggestions from the audience, the actors allow the students to help create the show that they see, forming a unique program with each presentation.

Within these sketches, the performers cover topics like renewable and non-renewable resources, how resources are used to create energy and electricity, the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency, and practical things that everyone can do to save energy. Your students will laugh so hard they’ll forget they’re learning!

The Resource Force in-school performance is one component of The Resource Force initiative, designed to empower Illinois middle school students and their communities to save energy. This year, the goal is to save 1.2 million kilowatt hours.


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Educational Standards

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

  • What are natural resources
  • How students use resources
  • How resources are wasted
  • What YOU can do to save natural resources

MATERIALS INCLUDED

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Student Playbook

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Teacher Guide

Playworks.com Educational Games

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