5 facts and tips for a more eco-friendly, green Halloween

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Kelly Chang

I am sure many of us don’t think about the consequences of the plethora of Hershey’s chocolates or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups filling up our seemingly bottomless trick-or-treat pillow case. We  may not think that our Kit-Kat bar has anything to do with climate change, but in fact it does, and it all has to…

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Incandescent Exposure

Posted on: October 29th, 2014 by Diana Centeno

Download the Video Teaching Guide PDF/Word MAIN TOPIC OF VIDEO: Luminous efficacy   DISCUSSION QUESTIONS: Frame: What is the connection between light bulbs and climate change? How is light bulb efficiency measured? What type of lighting is most commonly used in homes? Focus: When the lady says that incandescent light bulbs are very inefficient because they…

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Incandescent Exposure

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by Kyle McDonald

In this episode, a girl walks down the sidewalk when a strange, bearded, clandestine character appears from an alley way and confronts her. After capturing her attention, he opens his coat to show off a myriad of household incandescent light bulbs. The Bulb-Dealer Why is selling light bulbs a shady business? In 2007, the sale of…

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BAESI teacher workshops

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by Kelly Chang No Comments

Teachers are dedicated. Recently, some very dedicated elementary, middle and high school teachers from throughout the Bay Area spent their Saturday attending the first part of the 2 day BAESI professional development workshop put on by San Jose State University professors Dr. Eugene Cordero (https://www.met.sjsu.edu/~cordero/) and Dr. Ellen Metzger (https://www.sjsu.edu/scied/faculty_staff/metzger/). The workshop was held to help…

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The Tissue Issue

Posted on: October 20th, 2014 by Kyle McDonald

While eating lunch, a girl discovers an interesting conundrum: the more napkins she uses, the more rapidly the tree outside shrinks! Shrinking trees? Fortunately a paper-savvy lumberjack appears and educates the woman about how using too much paper can be harmful to trees and the environment. Imagine this, for all of the napkins used, you…

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BAESI Workshop Oct 11/25

Posted on: October 11th, 2014 by Eugene Cordero

• Survey (link) • Teacher Packet (PDF:Word) • Energy Tracker:  (link) • Climate Science/Energy Connections: PDF • Activity: Which lightbulb should I buy? (PDF:Word) • Activity: Using a kill-a-watt power meter to calculate energy (PDF:Word) • Energy Tracker Demo     Tracker     Teacher Resources

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Workshop: Green Ninja Energy Tracker

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Kyle McDonald

BAESI Workshop – October 11th & 25th, 2014 • Climate Science/Energy Connections: PDF • Activity: Which lightbulb should I buy? (PDF:Word) • Activity: Using a kill-a-watt power meter to calculate energy (PDF:Word) • Energy Tracker Demo     Tracker     Teacher Resources • Teacher Packet (PDF:Word) • Student Survey

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