Students will investigate different ways that energy can be conserved. They will revisit their energy audit. For each activity in the audit, students will list the main energy use and the main source(s) of the energy for that activity. (for example, turn on light switch -> electricity -> coal; trip to mall -> gas for transportation -> oil; shower -> heating water -> electricity or oil). Students will identify connections among energy use types and energy fuel sources.
Students will recalculate their personal and household energy audits based on current use practices and compare it to their initial audit. Student will recalculate their energy audit and identify additional energy conservation practices they could implement. Students will reflect on new energy consumption practices and provide reasons for their behavioral changes.
Students will justify their conservation practice changes on their energy audit spreadsheets. Students will look at their energy audit and generate a list of ways they can conserve energy.
Students will investigate concepts about energy efficiency and heat output by measuring the heat emitted from different light bulbs.
Students will explore the advantages and disadvantages of the following energy sources - solar, wind, hydroelectric power, nuclear, geothermal, tidal, biomass, coal, oil, and natural gas.
Students will explore and analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the following energy sources - solar, wind, hydroelectric power, nuclear, geothermal, tidal, biomass, coal, oil, and natural gas..