Unit Energy Conservation & Efficiency

An energy-saving light bulb.
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In this unit, students explore energy conservation and efficiency concepts via multiple modes. Demonstrations explain the forms and states of energy. Energy flow block diagrams record outputs and inputs to determine the efficiency of conversions and simple systems. The law of conservation of energy and efficiency. Students evaluate the energy consumption in a household and explore potential ways to reduce energy use.

Engineering Connection

Energy Engineers focus on improving energy efficiency and management. Evaluating energy consumption is a key step engineers take when creating products and processes to conserve energy. Engineers determine how to effectively capture and release energy in forms that are most useful to do work, which can sometimes be accomplished by recovering energy that is lost through inefficient energy conversions.


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