The Black House Goes Green
Students learned about global warming and climate change, the transfer of energy, different forms of energy, and how the changes they might make will lesson the impact they are having on global warming. Students looked into making personal changes by analyzing home energy use/carbon output, and developing plans to improve the amount of energy and waste that are created or used by each family. Students examined the steps government is taking to help with the problem of climate change, and the ways they can influence the government through letter-writing campaigns. Students researched different types of alternative energy sources and wrote feature articles promoting the use of their alternative energy source. Students also built solar cars and learned how to use photo voltaic cells.