Principles of Energy Use

  • This unit is an introduction to the course content and themes. 

    • Energy is defined and students learn the many forms and sources of energy that they will be studying. 
    • Students learn to convert between units of energy such as joules, tce, bboe, kWh, etc. 
    • Formulas and calculations are introduced and used to measure energy inputs and outputs.
    • The concept of energy efficiency is introduced
    • Students learn about electricity and use Kill-a-Watt meters to measure energy consumption in their homes
    • Students make a small DC motor and learn how motors and generators operate
    • Students work in groups to research and do a presentation on sources of renewable and clean energy

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