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ENERGY GRANT Day 4

O-Obj. 1, 2; GPS S6E3d, 6a,b, SES5a, 6c, SB3a, SB4e, SEV4b-f, 5c, e, f; EL 1-7.
AM- KE/PE of Other Energy Sources: Uses and Economic/Environmental Implications.
8:30 AM
1. Monitor Gnomon record data on assigned schedule
8:30- 10:30 AM (work on presentation)
2. Work in groups on the assigned alternative energy resources to prepare a ten minute presentation which includes the following:
(Can include video that is no more than 4 minutes.) Time for prep = 1 hour

basic concepts explain the source


how this energy source is converted to electricity
current and projected availability in different areas, with special attention to GA
advantages/disadvantages
environmental impacts
references for website.

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells


http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/hydrogen-and-fuel-cell-technology-basics
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/pros-and-cons-of-hydrogenenergy.htm
Biomass Energy
http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/biomass-technology-basics
http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=biomass_environment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VskQZAvbjGE
good YouTube video on biofuels http://www.teachengineering.org/livinglabs/renewable_energy/ goes
with worksheet (7 pages) printed. Super good for comparison online of 5 types of energy.
Tidal Energy
http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/ocean-thermal-energy-conversion-basics
http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/tidal-energy-basics
http://energy.gov/articles/new-interactive-map-reveals-us-tidal-energy-resources go down the page to find the publicly
available map.
http://www.oceanenergycouncil.com/ocean-energy/tidal-energy/

Wave Energy
http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/ocean-thermal-energy-conversion-basics
http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/articles/wave-energy-basics
http://energy.gov/articles/energy-department-releases-new-energy-101-video-ocean-power
http://www.boem.gov/Renewable-Energy-Program/Renewable-Energy-Guide/Ocean-Wave-Energy.aspx

Electricity from Living Systems


http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/what-are-microbial-fuel-cells.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/green-power-reasearchers-harness-algae-to-generate-electricity/
http://www.gizmag.com/capturing-plant-photosynthesis-energy/27458/
http://phys.org/news/2013-05-power-explore-harvest-electricity.html
http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/power-plants-uga-researchers-explore-how-to-harvest-electricity-direct/
10:30-11:30 AM (Presentations)
11:30-Noon
View Scientific Americans The World's 10 Largest Renewable Energy Projects.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/10-largest-renewable-energy-projects/
Energy Literacy Video #3 Biological Processes Depend on Energy Flow through the Earth System
Working lunch for team work
PM- Models: Key Engineering Design Strategy to Translate Ideas to Reality.
1:00-1:30 PM
What is a model? and Why are Models Crucial in Energy Industries? (General discussion)
https://www.teachengineering.org/k12engineering/designprocess;
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/engineering-design-process/engineering-design-compare-scientific-method.shtml
http://www.bozemanscience.com/ngs-developing-using-models/ good info but dull
http://ngss.nsta.org/Practices.aspx?id=2
1:30-3:30 PM
Teams complete Model: Design/Construction with Active and Passive Solar Energy Capture given building codes (rules) and
supplies: PV cells, wiring, bulbs, fans, and recycled materials. Using winter sun (150w lamp), groups test model for 15 min
using IR camera and (1) in passively heated area- data interface, surface and air temp probes to collect data to calculate heat gain
(2) in PV powered area- demo functional parallel wiring (light, fan) and volts/amps used (voltage, current probes).
Share analyses: scientific justification (evidence) for design/materials, improvements, and potential environmental impacts.
Energy Literacy Video #3 Biological Processes Depend on Energy Flow Through the Earth System.
3:30-4:00 PM
Daily Wrap: Review energy terms, add to; What has been learned about future energy sources, use of modeling for engineering,
engaging all students in creative thinking and engineering designs. Remind to read the Warm Springs handout.

http://energy.gov/eere/energybasics/energy-basics has sources for basics of geothermal,


solar, etc. Good info on different forms of renewable energy sources, in text and video.
http://www.teachengineering.org/livinglabs/renewable_energy/ goes with worksheet (7 pages)
printed. Super good for comparison online of 5 types of energy.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/10-largest-renewable-energy-projects/
Good views of working projects worldwide various energy sources