Science Probe I Technology Activities
You are concerned about conserving our natural resources
and would like to know:
a.How much energy is used in your house?
b.Where is heat lost?
c.How to prevent its loss?
d.Where can energy be conserved in your home?
Conduct an Internet search to find out what is known about
conserving natural resources and what current research (within the last
five years) has discovered. Do a survey in your own home, and make a list
of energy saving recommendations. Write a report, using a word processing
program, about recommendations for conserving energy in your home that
will be presented to the class and to your parents. Below is a web site
to get you started:
Conserving your Energy Dollars
Activity 17B – Use a database program
to make the data table for this activity. Set up four fields: Steps in
Food Production, Step Number (or Rank), Possible Uses of Energy, and Direct
or Indirect Energy Use. The field "Step Number" should be entered as a
number field and the remaining entered as text fields. Using the List
View of the database, key in the steps as listed in the activity. In the
Step Number (or Rank) field, tell which step number (1, 2, 3, etc.) in
the food production process you think the process should be. Sort the
list so that production step 1 is at the top of the list. (Sort the Step
Number field.) Complete the remaining two fields as directed in the activity.
Print the data table (database), and secure it in your SCIENCE PROBE Logbook
where you will answer the discussion questions for this activity.
Activity 17C – Use a word processing
program to set up the three-column table as directed in this activity.
As you read the sections, take your notes on the computer.
Print the data table, and secure it in your SCIENCE PROBE Logbook where
you answer the discussion questions for this activity.