Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Electric Usage Audit

Students are beginning to put together their electric usage portfolios. A template for this project has been shared with students and the files can be located by parents and guardians on the science website. There are two parts of this project that will involve gathering information from home. 

Part One was sent home with students today, 1/22/15. Students are to find and think about the role the different parts of the electric circuits that are connected to their home. Students are being asked to find and photograph the different components that are listed on the part 1 completion guide which is available online. Students and parents/guardians can take pictures with cameras or with their phones. Students can save the photos to the Google Drive, send them to their email, or email the photos to Mr. Haskins ( Students are going to put the photos in their digital portfolios along with a caption explaining the purpose of the device. The electric audit portfolio is going to be assembled online using a template which can be viewed here

Another part of the electric audit project involves careful measurements of the electric meter (part 3). Students will be instructed in class how to read the meter. At home, students will be recording the electric meter starting Monday night. A completion guide will be sent home with students. If you would like to learn more about reading the electric meter, see the resources on the science 8 website.

If you have questions about the electric audit project, please do not hesitate to email Mr. Haskins

Duquesne Light Company residential electric meter.