Students will use algebraic expressions and equations to calculate how much energy is needed to power a home.
Guiding Questions :
- What unit of measurement is used when calculating how much energy a home uses?
- What variables would you need to know in order to calculate how much energy a home would use?
- Develop an algebraic equation to help calculate how much energy a green home produces in a year if e = total energy produced, u = units of energy produced by a power source annually, and p = the number of power sources installed in a home. What factors decrease a home’s energy efficiency?
Performance/Literacy Tasks :
Simulation : Solar Calculator