Investigate ways to conserve natural resources using the Engineering Design Process
Students investigate natural and man-made resources, how humans use these resources, and the factors influencing product design, energy conservation, and community development.
MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design
MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design
Networks and Internet
Explore Alternative Energy
Students research fundamental principles related to three types of solar cookers. Students design, build, and test a solar cooker that utilizes the sun’s energy to cook two dishes.
Discover Alternative Energy
In preparation for colonizing a newly discovered planet, students are part of a team assigned to distribute energy resources over the landscape. Students must then test their designs as they run simulations of events that could potentially happen over the next four years.
Apply Alternative Energy
Students investigate methods of heating and rooms in a home without using electricity. Students design and build a two-room unit that uses the sun to heat one room and maintain a set temperature in the other.