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Energy sources

  • 20 October 2017
  • Posted by: Ried Iten
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Energy sources
Students’ age range: 14-16
Main subject: Sciences
Topic: Saving Energy In Schools and Households
Type of device: Laptop
Description: Set up various stations with oil, coal, peat, a colored gas, a windmill fan, a solar panel, a ripple tank and igneous rocks
Each station will complete an information card identifying the energy, stating where it is found if it is renewable or non-renewable and if it is used in the Bahamas.
Students will search for this information in the internet
Explore each station making notes on each energy presented
Teacher’s Activities
Introduce guest speakers from Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) and The Island School
Following presentation have students categorize the sources of energy spoken about (as non-renewable and renewable) Student’s Activities
Listen to presentations from both speakers and take notes (especially on energy sources, calculation of power and feasibility of “Green” energy in the Bahamas)
Teacher’s Activities
Give students formula for calculating energy consumption, i.e. multiply the unit's wattage by the number of hours in use.
Have student’s bring in an electricity bill to determine current fuel cost calculations Student’s Activities
Using the classroom as a sample students will work in groups to calculate the energy consumption for an appliance.
They will use the figures determine to then calculate the cost of using that appliance for a day.