Energy Assignments

"Just as the 19th century belonged to coal and the 20th century to oil, the 21st century will belong to the sun, the wind, and energy from within the Earth" ~ Lester R. Brown, founder of Worldwatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute
This is where students will find the brief listing for what is happening in the Honors Sustainable Energy class each day, what the outside of class work is and what is due for each day. Also, supporting resources in the form of links to websites, pages and documents will be listed with what is to be worked on. For more specific details on what happens in class or for the outside of class work, please visit the specific dates you are looking for on the Honors Sustainable Energy Calendar and click on "more details." 

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January 6, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Energy Portfolio Structure, What is Sustainability?, Summer work, Lab books,  Portfolio Maintenance  Yourself!  
January 7, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Top 10 Myths & Big Ideas Discussion, Future of Energy Before any type of energy instruction, what is your personal understanding of energy and what do YOU see as the future of energy? (Assignments Post, 2-3 para.) Have read either "Top 10 myths" or "Big Ideas"  
January 8, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Future of Energy Wrap, What is Energy, Thermodynamics, Forms of Energy Posting; Original Examples of Forms of Energy and quick explanation as to how Future of Energy Questions on Assignments page  
January 9, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Sources of Energy, Atomic/Sub-Atomic, Waves/Electromagnetic Energy LITE p. 48 Review #7 Examples of Forms of Energy  
January 10, 2014  Complete DuPont 1st Draft, Anno Bib and Outline LITE p. 48 Review #7  
January 13, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Future of Energy Wrap, What is Energy, Thermodynamics, Forms of Energy, Measuring Energy -Details Sheet LITE p. 48 Review #7 DuPont Essay 1st Draft, Outline & Annotated Bibliography Formulas & Units of Energy Sheet 
January 14, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Burning Calories Pre- Lab Complete Pre-Lab Set-Up Energy Formulas & Units Reference Sheet Burning Calories Lab 
January 14, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Burning Calories Lab Data Collection Complete Lab Analysis (Due Monday) Burning Calories Pre-Lab  
January 15, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Formulas & Energy Sheet, Biological Energy Review Complete Formulas & Energy Sheet Lab Analysis Data Collected Formulas & Units of Energy Sheet 
January 16, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Complete energy dynamics in biological systems, energy efficiency & productivity, energy quality (Light bulb measurements)  LITE p. 48 # 7 - Skip to What is heat? Skip Electro, then answer what is energy quality and on. Semester Research Project: Initial Partners & Initial Ideas  
January 17, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Evaluation of Calories Lab Review & Evaluation of Lab Book CE: , LITE p. 48 # 7  
January 20, 2014 (No School)    
January 21, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Electricity: Nature, Generation, AC, DC,  What is the EPRI? Provide description of purpose/mission & one example of their work. Lab Books: Burning Calories Lab  Electric Power Research Institute  
January 22, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: CE, Review of unit components, Semester Research Work/ Portfolio Clean-Up Read Article for Friday Discussion, Review for Exam   
January 23, 2014 Fundamentals & Dynamics: Unit Test, Article Discussion LITE p. 370, Review Question #1 p. 396 Article Discussion, Review for Test Free Energy Technology Could Destroy the Natural World (But It Doesn't Have To)  
January 24, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Defining Elements to Consider, U.S. & World Energy Breakdown, News Briefing Presentations Read LITE 15 - 1. Review #2 Semester Research Project: Solidified Project & Chosen Idea Fossil Energy News Briefings 
January 27, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: SMART Software Running/Troubleshooting, Carbon Profiling, Unit 1 Assesment  Complete Carbon Profile  CE: Alex, Read LITE 15 - 1. Review #2 Unit 1 Energy Assessment 
January 30, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: XL Keystone Debate  Article Read, Pricing of Oil Site Review Article Discussion: Native Alaskans Divided On State's Oil Drilling Debate 
January 31, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: CE, Contents, Locations, Forms, Ad/Dis   NaturalGas.org 
February 3, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Processing, Fracking, Start of Gasland Work on comparison sheet for NG (5 - 8) Work on comparison sheet for NG (1 - 4) Gasland the Movie 
February 4, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Gasland movie, Work on comparison sheet Work on comparison sheet for NG (9 - 12) CE: Jeremiah, Work on comparison sheet for NG (5 - 8)  
February 5, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Coal - Start/catch-up on energy sheets Sem. Research Initial Observations Complete NG Comparison Sheet (til end of class)  
February 5, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: SMART, Oil! History, Properties, Types, XL Keystone Pipeline Debate start TImeline: Group Summarization of Timeline, LITE p. 396 Review #15 (Due Monday, 2/10) Completed Carbon FB Profile Oil History Timeline 
February 6, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Coal, National & International news reports (technology, CSS, demand, deposits, plant infrastructure) Coal report work Semester Research Project: Initial Field Observations & Inferences U.S. Coal Plant Map 
February 6, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: CE, Infrastructure, Extraction, Refining, XL Keystone Pipeline Prep Pricing of Oil Breakdown: Review Site  The Price of Oil 
February 7, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Coal news report productions Complete productions and ready for presenting   
February 10, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources:     
February 11, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: SMART,     
February 12, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Recycling Mentors Visit   Article Discussion: Guar Gum & Fracking 
February 13, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: SMART, Coal    
February 14, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources:    
February 17, 2014 (No School)    
February 18, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: SMART    
February 19, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Recycling Mentors Visit    
February 20, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: SMART, Oil Refining, Amazon Crude, Oil Pricing & Efficiency LITE p. 396-397 Review 3(First Half), 4 & 5 (Due 2/24)   
February 21, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Natural Gas LITE p. 396-397 Review 3(First Half), 4 & 5  State Renewable Energy Breakdown 
February 24, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: (Half Day) Natural Gas  LITE p. 396-397 Review 3(First Half), 4 & 5 State Renewable Energy Breakdowns 
February 25, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: (Half Day) Natural Gas LITE p. 397 Review 8 & 9   
February 26, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Nuclear LITE p. 397 Review 8 & 9   
February 27, 2014 Non-Renewable Sources: Nuclear LITE p. 397 Review 8 & 9   
February 28, 2014 Non-Renewable: Transition with/from fossil fuels. Unit Exam.  LITE p. 397 Review 8 & 9  
March 3, 2014 Renewable Sources: -U.S. Renewable Energy Breakdown -News Briefing Presentations ex: job creation opportunities -local company/ utility provider, State Renewable Electricity Profiles (AZ, NV, NM, CA, CO, UT)  Read 16 - 3, LITE p. 417 fig. 16 -20 Response. (Wednesday) Semester Research Project: Literature Reviews & Formal Hypothesis Sunny Portal Sign - In 
March 3, 2014 Renewable Sources: Solar Investigations, current PV PV systems (ha!), building a solar array, finding the best light, the parking project? Detailed descriptions to solar projects Continued work on solar projects  
March 4, 2014 Renewable Sources: Solar project investigations wrap and findings in lab book and posted to assignments Project description of intentions and ideas to actual findings and challneges Continued work on solar projects  
March 5, 2014 Renewable Sources: Hydropower generator modeling/diagraming LITE p.435 Review #6 Completed solar project evaluations Hydroelectric power water use 
March 6, 2014 Renewable Sources: Hydropower model creation to maximize low drought water flow, article discussion   Article Discussion: NYT Solyndra  
March 7, 2014 Renewable Sources: Wind Vocab, Adv/Disadv, SSR Video, Electromagnetic Induction/Turbine Model Complete Hydroelectric generation efficiency lab  A Baner Year for Wind Energy 
March 10, 2014 Renewable Sources: Amory Lovins, Reinventing Fire and the Transition   Hydroelectric Generation Efficiency Models 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report 
March 11, 2014 Renewable Sources: Best Wind on Campus wrap-up. None LITE p. 435 #7 q's 1-3  
March 12, 2014 Renewable Sources: Biomass Videos, Examples (Solid, Biodiesel, Ethanol) Adv & Disadv,,  Solyandra Discussion for Tomorrow; LITE p. 435 r.#7 later questions Completed Best Wind on Campus Proposal  How Biomass Energy Works 
March 13, 2014 Renewable Sources:     
March 14, 2014 Renewable Sources:   Semester Research Project: Procedure & Materials  
March 17, 2014 Renewable Sources:  Energy Sheets Make-up work  
March 18, 2014 Renewable Sources: None None  
March 19, 2014 Renewable Sources:    Substitute Plans during PhD Colloquium 
March 20, 2014 Renewable Sources:     
March 21, 2014 Transmission of Energy:     
March 24, 2014 Transmission of Energy:     
March 25, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Consult Sub Plans (Bernier Out Ethics Conference Field Trip)    
March 26, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Forms of moving energy, sources & electricity, domestic & international Rocky Mountain Institute Introduction (Check Group for Questions) Class Plans Work (Energy Sheets, Start of Resume) Rocky Mountain Institute 
March 26, 2014 Transmission of Energy: (Half Day) TEDTalk and analysis: Reinventing Fire with Amory Lovins Data Collection Rocky Mountain Institute Introduction (check group page for questions) TED Talk: Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy  
March 27, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Hurricane Sandy Energy Analysis - Factors At Risk - Sources, Grid, Evacuation, Outages Continued Work on Hurricane Sandy Analysis: Hypothesis Continued Data Collection for Semester Research  
March 28, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Continuation of Hurricane Sandy Analysis Lab, New Renewable Energy & The Grid Complete the Pros & Cons/Where to spend the DOE $ of what to do first: Renewable of Grid? Hurricane Sandy Hypothesis  Power Grid Must Adapt To Handle Renewable Energy  
March 31, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Continuation of Sandy Lab Analysis, SMARTGrid Introduction: Teaching Mr. Bernier SMARTgrid lesson Where to put DOE $, Renewable Energy or Grid Updates?  SMARTgrid 
April 1, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Sandy Lab Analysis, SMARTGrid System lesson creations Read the article, SMARTGrid Lesson Ready Complete Sandy Lab Analysis (Done in class) SMARTgrid 
April 2, 2014 Transmission of Energy: Review of Hypothesis, Complete Lessons, Article Discussion Research Data Collection Article Read, SMARTGrid Lessons, Sandy Lab Analysis Article Discussion: Hurricane Sandy & The Grid 
April 3, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: CTE Testing None None  
April 4, 2014 (Early Release) Efficiency & Waste: SMARTgrid lessons LITE p. 435 r#2 (Due Thurs) None  
April 7, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: Election Catch-up, Efficiency, Conservation, Waste, CFL v. Incandescent Heat & Watt Comparison LITE p. 435 r#2 Outside Work  
April 8, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: Percentages, Net Energy Efficiency, Energy in the Home! House Investigation for Energy Efficiency Evidence: Energy Star, Power Strips, Extra Insulation, Etc. LITE p. 435 r#2 Metrics - Wasted Energy 
April 9, 2014 Efficiency & Waste    
April 10, 2014 No School    
April 11, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: LITE Ch. 16 - 2, Efficiency of houses  LITE p.435 Review#3 Up to Cogeneration & last question "Describe five ways..." Semester Research Project: All Data Collected Sub Plans for Day 
April 14, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: Initial design of home energy efficiency brochure Information gathering for segments of brochure  LITE p.435 Review #3  
April 15, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: Complete creation of home energy efficiency brochure  Conduct home brochure checklist at home, consult with parents Prior work from brochure work  
April 16, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: Home energy audit share, Industrial Energy Efficiency Start, Article Discussion Brochure Draft Revisions, Research project analysis Conduct home energy audit with brochure draft Article Discussion 11/16: A 'Green' Gold Rush? Calif. Firm Turns Trash To Gas 
April 17, 2014 Efficiency & Waste: Vehicle Efficiency   Home Energy Brochure Edits  
April 18, 2014 Efficiency & Waste    
April 21, 2014 No School    
April 22, 2014 No School    
April 23, 2014 No School    
April 24, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Personal use diagram sign timeline National Geographic Energy Meter Semester Research Project: Data Analysis National Geographic Energy Calculator - Done with parents input 
April 25, 2014 End Use & Consumption: PVHS Energy Reduction Outreach Project (EROP) Planning, Observation Start Conduct Observations of PVHS EROP Energy Consuption National Geographic Energy Meter  U.S. Energy Information Agency - Efficiency & Consumption  
April 28, 2014 End Use & Consumption: The National Numbers for Energy, what drives consumption in different areas?  PVHS EROP Guiding Questions  PVHS EROP Observations  Google Public Data - Electricity Consumption  
April 29, 2014 End Use & Consumption: EROP Literature Reviews EROP Literature Reviews   
April 29, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Guiding Questions and Hypothesis Hypothesis Refinement   
April 30, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Lit Review Finalization, Materials & Procedures Materials & Procedures Completion Finished Individual Lit Review Pieces  
May 1, 2014 End Use & Consumption: EROP Data Collection    
May 2, 2014 End Use & Consumption: EROP Data Collection    
May 5, 2014 End Use & Consumption: EROP Data Collection (Bernier Out)   Sub Plans for NSTA Conference 
May 6, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Analysis & Conclusion, Poster Draft (Bernier Out) Draft Poster, Error Analysis & Summary  Sub Plans for NSTA Conference  
May 7, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Error Analysis & Summary, Poster Critique & Edits Poster Work Semester Research Project: Conclusion, Error Analysis & Summary  
May 8, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Poster Critique & Edits, Presentation Creation Poster & Presentation (LOG YOUR WORK!) Poster Draft  
May 9, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Project Presentation Critique & Edits Presentation Work Final Poster Hand-Off to Mr. Johnson fist thing in the AM  
May 12, 2014 End Use & Consumption: Poster & Presentation Practice  CREST Course Presentations 5:30 to 8 p.m. @ CREST Final Poster & Presentation  
May 13, 2014 End Use & Consumption: EROP Final Paper Report Writing Final paper, portfolio updating Outside Event  
May 14, 2014 Final Project: EROP Final Paper Writing, Final Presentation Work Final Presentation & Final Paper Work Semester Research Project: Final Presentations  
May 15, 2014 Final Project: EROP Final Presentation, EROP Paper Finishing Touches  EROP Report Final at end of period   
May 16, 2014 Final: Evaluation and Resume Creation/Adjustment   Fall 2012 Sustainable Energy Evaluation Form 
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