Design a 50 Year Energy Plan

What is Our Plan?

Grades:
9-12
Learning Goal(s):
1. Students utilize their knowledge of energy’s impact on global systems as well as the process of energy generation in order to inform their development of a 50-year Energy Plan divided into decades. 
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Sources of Energy

Informative Writing: Where Does Energy Come From?

Grades:
3-8
Learning Goal(s):
Students will understand ten renewable and non-renewable energy sources on the earth.Students will learn the locations of different energy sources on the earth.Students will learn the history of energy sources and how they have been used by humans.Students will learn about innovations and inventions used to find, recover, store and release energy for human consumption.
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Solar Charger Diagram

Replacing Fossil Fuels?

Grades:
10-12
Learning Goal(s):
1. Students will define energy density. 2. Students will compare energy densities among various transportation fuel options. 3. Students will compare costs per unit of energy among various transportation fuel options. 4. Students will compare energy return on energy invested among various transportation fuel options. 5. Students will assess which fuels have the most potential to replace fossil fuels in the transportation sector using a weighted matrix.
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Lesson Number:
1
Author:
Clayton Hudiburg
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Estimated Activity Length:
1 hour
Wort Chiller

Bioreactor Water Circulation System

Grades:
7-12
Learning Goal(s):
1. Students will examine the properties of solar water pumping systems using KidWind solar water pumps or similar water pumps. 2. Students will experiment with the properties of water and its limitations in circulating due to pump power and distance. 3. Students will evaluate the use of a heat sink/chiller in the circulation of water through the bioreactor.
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Lesson Number:
3
Author:
Tami Church
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Estimated Activity Length:
4 hours
Compost Heater

Compost Bioreactor Design

Grades:
7-12
Learning Goal(s):
1. Students will research the science of composting and proper maintenance methods to build their own bioreactor. 2. Students will research the proper composition of compost for maximum heat production. 3. Students will transfer the thermal energy in compost to a container of water heat water with by placing a vessel in the middle of the active compost/bioreactor.
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Lesson Number:
2
Author:
Tami Church
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Estimated Activity Length:
2 hours
Solar Circuit

Solar vs. Battery Circuits

Grades:
4-5
Learning Goal(s):
Students will do experiments that reinforce the idea that the sun’s energy can be transferred into electrical energy. Students will also explore and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy. Students will discuss how solar energy compares to other forms of energy generation.
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Unit:
Lesson Number:
6
Author:
Debbie Abel
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Estimated Activity Length:
50 min