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Astronomy unit

click on the following link for astronomy by site

https://goo.gl/56Ai7h

POM assignment 4 Fusion.

Click above for a copy of the reading.  Fusion has thought to be the energy source of the future for a while due to the high amount of energy potential.  In this unit we look at the science behind fusion as well as the technical constrants of building fusion reactors. Create a 300 word prove you read it or a 200 word prove you read it and generate 2 questions to research or questions for the class.  Write about your findings.   Due 1/24

 

Additional links

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2016/03/23/nuclear-fusion-reactor-research/#.WIePp1K8r8M  Is Fusion alway going to be 20 years away?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2014/02/13/do-we-really-need-nuclear-fusion-for-power/#79b7e270108c

http://www.nanalyze.com/2015/12/3-nuclear-fusion-energy-companies-for-investors-to-watch/   companies that are currently invested in fusion research

Lifestyle Project

Click the orange icon to get the handouts.  The Lifestyle Project is a way for you to learn about the energy you use in your everyday life and to reduce your environmental footprint by modifying your lifestyle. The project is a four-week exercise, beginning with a measurement of your “baseline” behavior followed by three weeks in which you reduce your consumption of water, energy, and/or high-impact foods and reduce the amount of material you throw away. The idea of this project is to make changes in your lifestyle that will reduce the amount of resources you use and have a beneficial effect on the environment. The changes aren’t difficult, but they are significant. Mostly they will require planning and thinking about your actions.   This will be worth one third of your high school grade for the quarter.

Week 0: Feb 5 - Feb 11  Pick three "average" days and document quantitatively your consumption in the Excel spreadsheet.

Week 1:  Feb 12 -  Feb 18 Reduce your energy use and environmental impact over 2 days and document this in your journal (you do not need to record quantitative data).

Week 2:  Feb 19 - Feb 25 Reduce your energy use and environmental impact over 3 days and document this in your journal (you do not need to record quantitative data).

Week 3:  Feb 26  - March 4  Reduce your energy use and environmental impact over 4 days and document this in your journal. In addition, record quantitative data for 3 of the 4 days and record it in the Excel spreadsheet.

 

Project due March 20th

  - all journals, calculation sheet and Summary paper.  Please turn everything in at once to make it easy to keep track of.

for a copy of a google sheets version of the energy spread sheet click on the link https://goo.gl/dthH2K