Daily Objectives / Essential Questions
- What are examples of clean or renewable energy?
- What are positive and negative consequences of using renewable energy?
- Can you design a working model that uses solar energy and heat transfer?
P.EN.M.3 / P.EN.M.4 / E.ES.07.11 / E.ES.M.1
Today in Class:
1.Students corrected and discussed their Positive and negative T-charts and worksheets about Renewable Energy.
2. Students watched a short PBS video – Zoom- to be introduced to conservation of energy activities: PBS Zoom: Solar Cooker (short video)
3. Solar Cooker Challenge: students were placed into groups. You were able to look att different plans and begin your State the Problem, and begin searching for a solar cooker online to create Monday during class.
Groups Investigated Solar Cookers to design and copy
Solar Cookers International (how these work and why use them):
How to Make a Solar Oven from www.education.com
instructables “Hot Dog Cooker / Solar Oven”
PBS – Zoom – How to Build a Simple Solar Cooker
Homework: Study your notes. Your notes are in a few different forms – so I listed them below and on the board today. These are also on my Blog- “Notes of the Unit” page.
Sustainability – definition
Ways to Save Energy – through building design (Graphic organizer)
Renewable Energy / Clean Energy – word list, Word Cloud via Tagul
Advantages/Positive and Disadvantages/Negative of Renewable Energy – T-Chart