The energy pie activity tips
This activity appears in the section Use Energy Efficiently. The Energy Pie activity asks students
to guess at how much of home energy use goes to power various activities in a typical home.
Encourage students to print the Energy Pie and label it with their guesses before they review the
- Heating & Cooling—46%
- Water Heating—14%
- Other Appliances—16%
- Home Electronics—4%
Remind students that these figures are
based on national averages. If your climate is
extremely hot and/or cold, you will use more
energy for heating and cooling than the numbers
show. Likewise, if your climate is quite moderate,
your heating and cooling energy use will be
smaller than that shown on the pie chart.