CTE504: Green Technology Engineering (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Green Technology Engineering
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The Green Technology course teaches high school students the engineering and design processes in alternative and renewable energy systems. Students progress at their own pace while studying and performing tasks independently and in small groups. Lessons are delivered in an atmosphere of differentiated learning using hands-on activities. Learning is supplemented with demonstrations, mentorship, and study trips that will familiarize students with the concepts and application of green technologies. Students will gain first-hand knowledge by performing laboratory experiments that emulate the industry of our future energy systems.
Major Instructional Activities: Workplace readiness skills, understanding energy consumptions, investigating renewable energy systems and career exploration will be studied. During the course of study students will study, through project-based learning, the concepts of transportation fuels and energy systems which will substantially reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The project-based learning model will require students to integrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and be innovative thinkers within the realm of green technology engineering. Students will distinguish between renewable and non-renewable energy systems through the application of STEM to real world scenarios via laboratory practices, computer applications and emulations.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will demonstrate their knowledge through tests, hands-on demonstrations, technical reports, and projects.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: -Address smart energy and green infrastructure. -Demonstrate safe behavior and practices in a laboratory environment. -Understand the history, global, environmental and economical impacts of green technology. -Identify technological systems that will function with renewable energy resources. -Apply math and science to develop solutions to address non-renewable energy challenges. -Apply the Engineering and Design processes to solve problems. -Practice troubleshooting techniques in the installation, function, and maintenance of green technology systems. -Build models that simulate sustainable and renewable green technology systems. -Investigate the range of careers opportunities from on-the-job training jobs to jobs that require post secondary education in the renewable energy fields. -Explore industry certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-LEED) possibilities through the U.S. Green Building Council. -Develop, and present technical reports through project learning.