Students will recognize that air is a natural resource. Students will create a solution to minimize their effect on the air through conservation of energy.
Students will investigate the construction of batteries based on how different materials react with one another to produce electricity.
Students will investigate the construction, design, and use of batteries to solve energy storage problems.
tudents will learn how sedimentary layers are formed and how scientists use core samples to determine whether or not the area is good for their particular needs.
Students will look at the balance of carbon among the systems and construct an explanation of how the movement of carbon can result in changes to the system.
Students will compare geological maps of Utah to coal maps of Utah to determine why coal is unevenly distributed across the state.
Students investigate the products of a combustion reaction. Students will learn tests to identify gases.
Students will recognize layers in the core samples, understand why core samples are taken and identify the location of an oil deposit.
Students will learn local sources of energy in Utah and evaluate the environmental and economic cost of various forms of energy.
Students will understand the difference between conservation and energy efficiency, discover the importance of energy use in their lives and recognize behavioral and technological approaches to energy efficiency and conservation.
Students will consider their energy and carbon footprint by conducting a home energy audit. They will create a plan to be more energy efficient in their own homes and consider how their plan could affect the global challenge of energy production.
Students will perform a cost and environmental analysis of traditional and new alternative energy cars. Describe different alternative fuels and the vehicles they power.
Students will create a device that converts kinetic wind energy into electricity.
This lesson utilizes the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation (UIT) tale, “The Eye Juggler Coyote” to enhance comprehension skills, provide an introduction to how force affects motion and give information about the UIT. The students will read the tale and then use the story to learn about gravity and balanced forces. The connection of the Ute people to the bison will also be explored. The Ute people tell stories about Coyote and other animals to their children. Based on Coyote’s mistakes, the elders teach children about proper behavior and positive attitudes. The lessons learned help them avoid making the same mistakes Coyote made and suffering the consequences in their own lives.
Students will describe how energy changes from one form to another and model where all energy goes and explain that no energy is lost.
Students will obtain information about oil extraction in Utah by performing investigations about porosity and hydraulic fracturing.