How to borrow an iPad from the Science Education Resource Center at SJSU

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

A set of 10 iPads is available for participating teachers to borrow for a limited time period. A Green Ninja Prop Kit is also available for checkout. Here are the instructions on how to reserve them: 1. Make an appointment with the Director of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Diane Davis by sending an email…

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Energy Lesson Plans

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

Three sample lesson plans are provided below which can be used with the Smart Energy Contest to enhance students knowledge in earth science, math, language and computing. The first lesson centers on a hand-on experiment using the Kill-A-Watt energy meter and then follows with the contest. The second lesson is a web quest exploring the Green Ninja…

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Climate Lesson Plans

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

“Atmosphere composition with Rice – visualizing trace gases. Students will gain an appreciation for how small the actual amount of CO2 is in the atmosphere. This suggests that sometimes small things to make a difference. Atmospheric Composition with Rice “Sea level rise – Sea Ice vs. Land Ice. Students will see for themselves how the…

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Contact Us

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

Have any questions regarding the Green Ninja Smart Energy Contest? [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’School’ type=’text’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

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Teacher Resource Kit

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

Please sign up below to receive a teacher resource kit Each kit contains an assortment of tools to help you teach this subject including 1) Kill-a- Watt meter, 2) a shower timer, 3) two sample lesson plans that integrate the contest into units that could cover earth science, math, language, arts, and computing, 4) a…

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Using a Power Meter

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

What is a power meter? A power meter is a device that can tell you how much power or energy is used by different electrical devices, like a computer or hair dryer. We recommend using the Kill-a-Watt power meter (sent to participating teachers in the teachers resource kit), although others will work equally well. The…

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Parent Consent Form

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

Most students will not be able to access their families PG&E Smart Meter data on their own. This Parental Acknowledgement Form can be used as an extension of your lesson plan introducing the contest to parents.

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Lesson Plans

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

Three sample lesson plans are provided below which can be used with the Smart Energy Contest to enhance students knowledge in earth science, math, language and computing. Click here for more info.

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Dr. Burrito

Posted on: October 31st, 2013 by ninja

Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO:  Although a beef and a veggie burrito are very similar, their footprints are very different. In this episode, Dr. Burrito helps us identify what makes their footprints different. DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Frame: Usually when you go see a doctor, the nurses will take your blood pressure to see…

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How can there be global warming when last year was so cold?

Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by Eugene Cordero

Play Video (9:38) This episode defines climate and weather, and provides a brief introduction to climate change. Topics covered in this video: 0:00-2:25 -10 year moving average vs. 12 month moving average -Long term change vs. Year to year variability 2:26-6:00 -Local temperature and cold/warm air masses -Global average change vs. Local average change -Temperature anomalies…

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