Time­frame: 2­-15 days (daily and/or hourly readings)

Cross­curricular Topics: Human Impacts, Engineering Design

Assessments: Experiment design proposal, Collected meter readings

Aligned Standards: CCS ELA-­Literacy.W (6-­8.1B, 6­-8.7) Math (7.EE.3); NGSS S (ESS­3­3,

ETS 1­-1, 1-­2, 1­-3, 1­-4) (HS­-ESS3­-4); IST (3a, 4a, 4c) AM (MTH.F.21, REL.ML.3, ELA.W.15,81, SS.CGC.1, SS.GM.2)

Essential Question 2: How can researching and comparing my situation to the experiences of others help me make better

decisions and prioritize the actions I should take?

Essential Question 3: What, if any, responsibility do we have as individuals to take actions, even small ones, to use natural

resources wisely in a way that cares for the earth? How can and does math, science, engineering, and technology help us

fulfill that responsibility?


Experiment design proposal / process

Students complete individually or in groups (eg. by meter type, or efficiency action)

●  Identify potential research question based off of course readings and discussions (define the problem)

●  Background research (what research has already been done? What technology/solutions already exist? What data have you

    already collected that suggests a relationship between the variables you are investigating?)

●  Hypothesis / prediction (What relationship do you expect to find between your experimental variables and consumption?)

●  Plan readings to collect baseline, control, and experimental data (with stimulus present)

●  Engineer and test prototype, possible solution

●  Analyze and interpret data to construct evaluations

●  Suggest / take next steps (design improvements, additional research, actions)