October 15, 2015

Ideas for teaching efficiency

Watch Cheaper by the Dozen

Watch the movie (1950 version) or read the book, Cheaper by the Dozen, by Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr., and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey.

It’s a true story about two time and motion efficiency experts who married and managed their house as efficiently as any business. The dad even teaches the children how to bathe efficiently, including how to scrub up one side and down the other, and learn a new words while brushing their teeth.

cooking clipart free | Meal Clipart | nutritioneducationstore.com: Do it better

As your kids or students perform a task, like Jeremy did,
ask them how they could perform it more efficiently. For example, if baking, see if they can figure out that its better to bring all the ingredients at once.

 

Save the Earth’s resources

Discuss with your kids or students about how they can use energy efficiently and when they do, its impact on the Earth and our climate. What ideas do they have to help?