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Assessment (Criteria D) Details
Technologies are being designed and improved to make existing machines and appliances more efficient. We should examine the advantages and disadvantages when considering purchasing new technologies for home use. Efficiency relates to using the input energy to "transform" a different form of useful energy. Identifying the input and output energies as well as the "non-useful" form that are also produced by the technology is a good starting point.
Your task is to research and consider the pros and cons and the energy efficiency of a new technology for use in homes compared with what is currently done. You will write an article drawing out the comparisons and presenting a logical argument as to which is optimal.
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WEB RESOURCES: Energy Efficiency
All of these WEB RESOURCES have been curated by your school librarian and subject teachers. This is an excellent starting point, especially as you GATHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION on a technology that interests you. START HERE!
Environmental Studies This link opens in a new window
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies is an electronic resource that focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Topics include global warming, food safety, access to health care, and the impact of economic development on international relations.
Global Issues in Context This link opens in a new window
A database designed to support global awareness. Authoritative content empowers learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.
Science in Context This link opens in a new window
Database designed to support science studies by providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics and showcase scientific disciplines that relate to real-world issues.
Opposing Viewpoints This link opens in a new window
Database designed to support science, social studies, current events, and language arts presents each side of important issues and empowers learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills.
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