Students will examine energy trends to explore why energy efficiency is an important current area of focus. They will also look at current trends in engineering domestically (demographics). They will use the systems to model different scenarios to alter trends.
Students will open with a discussion of the lightbulb activity…why is it important to conserve energy? Will discuss on an individual level, then go to a global context. Students will watch a clip from “Do the Math” (350.org) where they will see the trend of CO2 levels.