Power Metering Project
There are many devices around campus that use electricity, but it helps to have an understanding of how much power each type of device uses. With this information, you are better able to focus efforts on reducing power consumption. With basic power data collection and analysis, we can begin to answer questions like: how much money does it cost the school to leave all the computers on at night? NCTM Standards (Data Analysis and Probability Standard for Grades 9-12) understand the meaning of measurement data and categorical data, of univariate and bivariate data, and of the term variable; understand histograms, parallel box plots, and scatterplots and use them to display data; compute basic statistics and understand the distinction between a statistic and a parameter. for univariate measurement data, be able to display the distribution, describe its shape, and select and calculate summary statistics; recognize how linear transformations of univariate data affect shape, center, and spread;
1. Energy is a physical quantity that follows precise natural laws.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
Associated Grade Levels:
1.7 Many different units are used to quantify energy.
5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.
1.8 Power is a measure of energy transfer rate.
6.1 Conservation of energy has two very different meanings.