Your Planet, Your Future Livestream Special

Energy Efficiency

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Grades 9-12

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45 Minutes

Show Overview


Debuting this year, our Livestream Special offers classrooms a convenient, online-accessible option for experiencing educational theatre.

This 45-minute show presents a virtual lesson in energy efficiency for grades 9-12. Through an interactive web platform, a live host will introduce entertaining improv sketches featuring a variety of characters in professionally filmed scenes from our live theatrical productions – and guide classrooms to participate in a discussion on resources and energy conservation:

Scene 1:
Jessica Hansen visits In Focus, a company conducting focus groups on reducing your carbon footprint. The meeting takes a turn for the bizarre when she meets the company’s overly enthusiastic mascot, Nefer-Tweety, a mummy with a Twitter following.

Scene 2:
High School Careers Counselor, Ms. Fernandez, advises Chad, a high school senior, on his different options for continued education after high school, as they both hear strange messages from their consciences.

Scene 3:
There’s a new baby in the house, and he’s going to help a harried mom teach her older son about the ways he wastes energy – and the simple tools (like LED light bulbs) that help to save energy. Oddly enough, The Child seems to be able to levitate light bulbs, as if he hails from A Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Students and teachers will also have access to a Q&A with the host, and an exclusive e-learning package that includes games, quizzes and lesson plans for the classroom that reinforce concepts from the show. Additionally, the program challenges your students (and staff) to save energy at home by providing Energy Kits that contain items to conserve electricity and water.


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Educational Standards

EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

  • How small changes in energy use can make a big difference
  • The effects of energy use on our planet
  • Ways to reduce your carbon footprint
  • The results of climate change and the need for community resilience
  • The importance of STEM education and the future of green careers

MATERIALS INCLUDED

Teacher Guide The National Theatre for Children

Student/Parent Handbook

Teacher Toolkit The National Theatre for Children

Online Teacher Toolkit

Playworks.com Educational Games

Comprehensive e-learning package on NTCplayworks.com