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July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Teaching Physics Across Grades with Sustainable Energies via Digital Technologies
  Location: KFC Courts
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 6:00 PM -6:45 PM
  Author: David Rosengrant, Kennesaw State University
678 797 2482, drosengr@kennesaw.edu
  Co-Author(s): Matthew Laposata
  Abstract: Many college and high school students do not understand the basic physics behind sustainable energies. As a result of this, students have erroneous beliefs about sustainable energies. Thus, the "Sustainable Homes: Building 'Smarter' Houses Today for a Better Tomorrow" project aims to combine physics with environmental science so that students can better understand both sciences. We have updated our website (http://ihome21.kennesaw.edu/) with new activities and videos in the past year. Through these exercises, students will: see detailed descriptions of sustainable housing technologies and how they differ from conventional systems; use data from actual sustainable homes, including the "Weatherford Place" development in Roswell, GA, to critically analyze the performance of these technologies; and conduct hands-on activities that demonstrate how these sustainable technologies operate on a smaller scale. We also report on how teachers in our professional development sessions have utilized these resources.
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