Students will develop solutions related to well drilling of helium, its conservation and utilization.
Students will understand valley inversions and be able to explain why inversions occur. Students will identify the impact of PM 2.5. Students will develop a solution to use less energy and therefore produce less emissions.
Students will obtain information about the difference between natural and synthetic materials by creating their own plastic sample from milk. They will compare it to the process of refining oil and obtain information about all the different products that are made from petroleum.
Students will use the engineering process to develop an insulated container to minimize the loss of heat energy.
Students will explore what a mineral is, where they are found in Utah and what minerals are used for. They will construct a scientific explanation of what causes some minerals to be found in Utah while others aren’t and why the minerals found here are not distributed evenly across the state.
Students will develop a plan to mitigate the effects of our extraction of natural resources through mining.
Students will develop a plan to mitigate the effects of our extraction of natural resources through mining. They will develop a plan to make use of land in a way that encourages the restoration of the natural ecosystem. They will identify the effects to the environment caused by the mining and research how mining reclamation has been done in the past, including specific examples from Utah.
Students will be mathematically determine the density of a gas at 2 different temperatures.
Students will identify different states of matter, make a model of the effect of heat energy on particles and connect Utah’s natural resources to Utah’s daily life and industry.
Students will plan and carry out an investigation on minerals to look for patterns associated with their color, hardness, streak color and response to magnetism. Students will be able to identify the minerals based on the investigation.
Students will identify different states of matter, the conservation of mass with phase change and make observations of energy/heat loss during a physical change in matter.
Students will research different types of plastics and their uses. They will also conduct several tests on the plastics to determine their physical properties.
Students will identify wind power as a source of energy and use the engineering process to determine construction of the blades, the housing unit and wind power enough volts to light one LED light bulb.
Students will learn about various careers related to energy. Students will learn about specific energy careers based on their interests.
Students will identify photovoltaic solar power as a source of energy and explain what happens when a photovoltaic cell is shaded.
Students will build and map the energy flow through a circuit and observe how energy transforms from heat into electrical energy with a thermoelectric device (Peltier Plate).
Students will conduct an investigation to determine which insulators work best and compare materials. Students will design insulation that allows Utah’s waxy crude oil to remain as a liquid during transport.
Students will investigate to determine the optimum conditions for phase change, using water as a model for natural gas.
Students will look at maps of energy sources in Utah and compare it to the geography and population centers in Utah to explain where new sites should be proposed.
Students will analyze data sets to interpret factors changing Utah temperatures and its regional climate. They will also report on the comparison that they research and apply it to Utah.