In this engaging course, students explore various technological systems in the relevant context of sustainable and alternative energy. Students discover how alternative resources such as solar, wind, nuclear, and hydropower are used to produce energy. Students learn about hybrid vehicles and fuel sources such as hydrogen, electricity, and ethanol. Students learn how construction and design methods are used to create energy-efficient buildings and how existing homes can be retrofitted to increase their energy-efficiency. Students investigate ways to protect the resources we harvest.
Using the supplied experiment kits, students generate electricity from renewable sources, design a solar energy system based on electricity needs, and extract hydrogen from water by electrolysis.
introduction to Green Technology considers why research in sustainable and alternative energies is so important today. The threats to human and environmental health posed by fossil fuel consumption are explored.
Lesson 1: Natural Resources and Environmentalism
Lesson 2: Pollution and its Effects
Lesson 3: Sustainable and Unsustainable Energy; Fossil Fuels
Lesson 4: The Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change
Lesson 5: Efficiency and Alternative Energy