In this unit students will investigate types and forms of energy and energy sources. Students will learn about using energy efficiently, energy conservation, and will measure energy using windmill generators. Students will complete one of six career activities. The course content provides one career activity option for each of the six units. In Lesson 2 Sustainable Energy, students will become experts in one type of alternative energy through a group Energy Expo presentation. Teams will be regrouped to solve a specific energy crisis with experts from several areas on the new team. In Lesson 3 Making an Impact, students will conduct a water audit and research the effects of composting, reducing, reusing, and recycling our waste products. In the final project, students will understand the importance of conserving energy and developing efficient alternative energy sources while considering the effects on our environment.
- Teacher: Charles Harris