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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Energy in the 21st Century
  Location: Cramer Hall 203
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $35.00
Nonmember: $60.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in Two-Year Colleges
  Co-Sponsor(s): Committee on Science Education for the Public
  Leader(s): Pat Keefe,
  Co-Leader(s): Greg Mulder Richard Flarend
  Description We have found that engaging students in predictions of what form and how much energy will be used in the future is a very successful way to generate enthusiasm and further investigation of physics. We have developed three different projects that involve designing energy systems. One model requires students to do a home energy audit. Using the model allows students to adjust their energy use and compare the results. The other two modeling exercises look at past energy consumption patterns and develop a plan for energy usage in the 21st Century. Other considerations such as population, costs and efficiencies are also used to further expand the discussion and decision making that takes place.
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