Power Metering Project

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Grades

9-12

Subject

Energy Basics

Summary

There are many devices around campus that use electricity, but it helps to have an understanding of how much power each type of device uses. With this information, you are better able to focus efforts on reducing power consumption. With basic power data collection and analysis, we can begin to answer questions like: how much money does it cost the school to leave all the computers on at night?
NCTM Standards
(Data Analysis and Probability Standard for Grades 9-12)

  • understand the meaning of measurement data and categorical data, of univariate and bivariate data, and of the term variable;
  • understand histograms, parallel box plots, and scatterplots and use them to display data;
  • compute basic statistics and understand the distinction between a statistic and a parameter.
  • for univariate measurement data, be able to display the distribution, describe its shape, and select and calculate summary statistics;
  • recognize how linear transformations of univariate data affect shape, center, and spread;
Curriculum

Science

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Standards

NCTM Standards
(Data Analysis and Probability Standard for Grades 9-12)

  • understand the meaning of measurement data and categorical data, of univariate and bivariate data, and of the term variable;
  • understand histograms, parallel box plots, and scatterplots and use them to display data;
  • compute basic statistics and understand the distinction between a statistic and a parameter.
  • for univariate measurement data, be able to display the distribution, describe its shape, and select and calculate summary statistics;
  • recognize how linear transformations of univariate data affect shape, center, and spread;
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DOE ACTS

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