This text explains how solar, wind, and geothermal energy are produced with practical examples. Additional links provided in the article contain relevant data for enhancing energy transition for households, communities, and cities.
ETS1: Engineering Design
MS.ETS1.2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
HS.ETS1.3 Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
6.PS3.4 Plan an investigation to determine the relationships among the energy transferred, the type of matter, the mass, and the change in the average kinetic energy of the particles as measured by the temperature of the sample.
6.PS3.5 Construct, use, and present arguments to support the claim that when the kinetic energy of an object changes, energy is transferred to or from the object.
8.PS3.2 Develop a model to describe that when the arrangement of objects interacting at a distance changes, different amounts of potential energy are stored in the system.
7.8 Examine how economic decisions affect the well-being of individuals, businesses, and society.
Economics: Microeconomics/Decision-Making (9-12)
HS.13 Analyze how incentives influence choices that may result in policies with a range of costs and benefits for different groups.