Students will design a solution to a major global problem that accounts for societal energy needs.
ESS.3.5 Design a solution to a major global problem that accounts for societal energy needs and wants. Identify criteria and constraints, develop possible solutions using models, analyze data to make improvements from iteratively testing solutions, and optimize a solution. Emphasize problems that require the application of conservation of energy principles through energy transfers and transformations Examples of devices could include one that uses renewable energy resources to perform functions currently performed by nonrenewable fuels or ones that are more energy efficient to conserve energy. (PS3.A, PS3.B, PS3.D, ETSL.A, ETS1.C)
Lesson Performance Expectations
- Students will analyze the electrical grid in the United States and identify the types of systems. They will then play the "Power the Grid" game and identify the type of gird and its features.