Main goal:

Modules 34-36

Class Agenda:

  1. Brief energy overview (Slides)
  2. Begin energy research project (Guidelines)

Research Links:

  1. Library Resources (Login like you would with your email)
  2. The following library resources are fantastic
    • GALE PowerSearch
    • Science in Context
    • Today's Science
    • EBSCO

Homework:

  1. Read module 34 and complete associated objectives
  2. Work on energy research project

Main goal:

Modules 34-36

Class Agenda:

  1. Continue energy research project (Guidelines)
  2. Begin energy calculations practice (Document) (Will continue next class, do not worry about for homework)

Research Links:

  1. Library Resources (Login like you would with your email)
  2. The following library resources are fantastic
    • GALE PowerSearch
    • Science in Context
    • Today's Science
    • EBSCO

Homework:

  1. Read module 35 and complete associated objectives
  2. Work on energy research project Due Monday (03/04 Gold) or Tuesday (03/05 Purple)

Main goal:

Modules 34-36

Class Agenda:

  1. Energy patterns and usage discussion (Slides)
  2. Understand the basics of oil recovery (Link 1) (Link 2) (Link 3)
  3. Scientific notation review & useful conversions
  4. Energy calculations practice FRQ (Document)
  5. Work on energy research project

Research Links:

  1. Library Resources (Login like you would with your email)
  2. The following library resources are fantastic
    • GALE PowerSearch
    • Science in Context
    • Today's Science
    • EBSCO

Homework:

  1. Read module 36 and complete associated objectives
  2. Complete energy research project Due Monday (03/04 Gold) or Tuesday (03/05 Purple)
  3. Complete practice energy calculations FRQ

Main goal:

Modules 34-36

Class Agenda:

  1. Begin nonrenewable energy resource presentations (Comparison Chart)
  2. Discuss select problems from energy calculations practice FRQ (Document)
  3. Perform personal energy audit (Document)

Homework:

  1. Read module 37 and complete associated objectives
  2. Continue personal energy audit

Main goal:

Modules 34-36

Class Agenda:

  1. Continue nonrenewable energy resource presentations (Comparison Chart)
  2. Understand the basics of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act
  3. Non-renewable Energy Resources review guide
  4. APES Math Review
  5. Complete personal energy audit (Document)

Homework:

  1. Read module 38 and complete associated objectives
  2. Continue non-renewable energy resources review guide
  3. Complete personal energy audit

Main goal:

Module 37

Class Agenda:

  1. Continue nonrenewable energy resource presentations (Comparison Chart)
  2. Create "blueprints" or a sketch of a sustainable building of your choice.
    1. Choose what kind of building you will design.
    2. Research the necessary components to sustainable building, your book and the following epa site or wikipedia article will guide you.
    3. Diagram how your building will be built.
    4. Explain why you designed the building the way that you did in order to maximize sustainable resource use and energy consumption (explain a minimum of 8 design principles).

Homework:

  1. Read module 39a (solar and wind sections) and complete associated objectives

Main goal:

Modules 38-39

Class Agenda:

  1. Complete sustainable building design
  2. Understand and be able to explain the various forms of renewable energy production (chart here).
  3. Renewable energy opposing viewpoints analysis
    1. Choose one form of renewable energy that you are interested in learning more about
    2. Use the "Opposing Viewpoints in Context" database to find:
      • One article supporting the use of your chosen energy source
      • One article refuting the use of your chosen energy source
    3. For each article summarize the key points supporting or refuting the viability of your chosen energy source
    4. Create an "advertisement" that describes the following associated with your chosen energy source:
      • How it works to generate electricity
      • Societal benefits & costs
      • Economic benefits & costs
      • Environmental benefits & costs

Additional Resources:

  1. Atmospheric CO2 capture to fuel source machine (video) - really cool idea!
  2. How hydrogen fuel cells work (video)

Homework:

  1. Read module 39b (geothermal and hydrogen sections) and complete associated objectives
  2. Complete measuring your impact calculations on "Choosing a Lightbulb"

Main goal:

Module 40

Class Agenda:

  1. Energy unit review in select groups (full class will work to review) - more to be explained in class
  2. Review Activity Guidelines (in class only)
    1. Brain Dump
      • Write or diagram everything you know about each specified concept without using notes
    2. Expand
      • add to what you and others previously wrote using your notes/resources
    3. Question
      • Add questions you still have regarding any concept
    4. Answer
      • Answer other student questions that you are able to
    5. Record
      • Take pictures of review materials to study from

Homework:

  1. Read module 40 and complete associated objectives
  2. Catch up on work (late assignments 50% credit up to one week late, no credit after one week)
  3. Study for chapters 12 and 13 exam next class (see exam info for study guidelines and assignments due)

Assignments Due on Test Day

Remember late assignments are worth 50% this semester and can be turned in up to one week after the due date for 50% credit. After one week, assignments are no longer accepted.

  1. Chapter 12 and 13 Objectives
  2. Energy Research Project
  3. Nonrenewable Energy Comparison Chart
  4. Personal Energy Audit
  5. Renewable Energy Comparison Chart
  6. Renewable energy opposing viewpoints analysis (see day 7, item 3)

Topics to Study for Exam

  1. Watch videos from each day that has an associated video
  2. Review assignments from each class day (ones that will be turned in and ones that are not going to be collected - they are all important)
  3. Review objectives
  4. Review specifically...
    1. patterns of energy use in the U.S. and world
    2. commercial vs. subsistence energy sources
    3. statistics from the textbook regarding types of energy used
    4. what energy quality is
    5. what energy efficiency is
    6. the concept of EROI/EROEI and how to calculate it
    7. what is meant by "the right energy source for a job"
    8. how energy is transported
    9. what an "energy carrier" is
    10. how all nonrenewable energy resources are obtained (mining, fracking, purification, etc.)
    11. how electricity is generated from all nonrenewable energy sources studied (coal, petroleum, natural gas, oil sands, liquid coal, nuclear)
    12. the chemistry and physics of power generation (how chem to thermal to kinetic to electrical energy transfer operates IN DETAIL)
    13. the parts of the electrical grid
    14. combined cycle electricity generation
    15. power plant capacity and capacity factor
    16. cogeneration
    17. the costs and benefits of each type of nonrenewable energy source studied (coal, petroleum, natural gas, oil sands, liquid coal, nuclear)
    18. why "energy intensity" has plateaued
    19. the concept of peak oil and what the Hubbert Curve represents
    20. estimated amounts of fossil fuel reserves left in years
    21. the difference between fission and fusion and how each operates to transfer energy
    22. how nuclear power plants control the speed of nuclear reactions
    23. the formula for a U-235 fission reaction
    24. the nuclear waste policy act
    25. major nuclear accidents (Chernobyl, Fukushima, Three Mile Island)
    26. radioactive waste disposal issues and process
    27. how to calculate half-lives of radioactive materials
    28. energy conservation and incentives to conserve
    29. ways to promote energy efficiency
    30. sustainable design principles (passive solar, thermal mass, roofing types, etc.)
    31. categories of renewable energy (potentially renewable vs. nondepletable)
    32. types of biofuels and where they come from (ethanol, biodiesel, SVO)
    33. how flexfuel vehicles operate
    34. the difference between fossil (old) carbon and modern (new) carbon
    35. how to maintain carbon neutrality
    36. hydroelectric power generation (run of the river vs. water impoundment vs. tidal)
    37. pros and cons of hydroelectric power
    38. solar energy generation (passive vs. active vs. photovoltaic vs. CST)
    39. pros and cons of solar energy as a resource
    40. wind energy operation and pros/cons
    41. geothermal energy harvesting, usage and heat pumps
    42. operation of a hydrogen fuel cell and pros and cons to its usage
    43. the operation of smart grids for electricity distribution
    44. the feasibility of energy storage
    45. how to calculate energy usage in KWH
    46. how to calculate fossil fuel and nuclear fuel consumption
    47. conversion factors discussed on day 1 (see your notes)
    48. dimensional analysis use
  5. Rewrite your notes in a different format (venn diagrams, organizational flow charts, diagrams, etc....)
  6. Be able to describe how ALL information from chapters 12 and 13 is related.
  7. Try practice quizzes after each module & chapters 12 and 13 practice exams.

Practice Quiz and Test Answers

  1. Module 34 (1d, 2c, 3c, 4c, 5e)
  2. Module 35 (1d, 2e, 3d, 4b, 5a)
  3. Module 36 (1e, 2d, 3b, 4c, 5d)
  4. Chapter 12 (1d, 2d, 3a, 4d, 5e, 6b, 7a, 8e, 9c, 10b, 11c)
  5. Module 37 (1e, 2e, 3c, 4d, 5b)
  6. Module 38 (1a, 2b, 3b, 4d, 5c)
  7. Module 39 (1e, 2e, 3b, 4d, 5c)
  8. Module 40 (1b, 2e, 3c, 4c, 5d)
  9. Chapter 13 (1c, 2b, 3a, 4c, 5d, 6b, 7c, 8d, 9d, 10c, 11d, 12c, 13e)

FRQ Information

  1. To prepare for a true AP testing experience, be ready to answer an FRQ question on any information presented in class, in the textbook and within additional links from each day. There will be at least one FRQ heavily associated with dimensional analysis use.

Grading Information

  1. In the unlikely event of a curved or scaled exam, you must have turned in all work from the unit prior to the exam in order to be eligible for a scaled score.

Main goal:

Modules 34-40

Class Agenda:

  1. Chapters 12 and 13 exam

Homework:

  1. Begin researching nutrient cycles.
  2. Review for the AP Exam. Go over 1st semester objectives and assignments.

Contact: Jeff.Batey@D214.org