PC Presenters for California State PC Showcase in San Diego

Problem

Alternative Solutions

Our Policy

Action Plan

Emily C.
Artavia
Ross
Rey
Nicole
Ariana
Raymond
Rob








PC ESSAYS

The Problem:

Q1

by Jarrod and Rey



Q2


Thao and Artavia
We need to find the following:
  1. How many light switches are actually on in each classroom.
  2. How many teachers unplug their computers at the end of the day.
  3. How many computers are left on at the end of the day.
  4. How many "things" are actually plugged in in classrooms.
  5. How much energy our HVAC system uses.
  6. What our electricity bill is.
  7. Calculate/estimate energy usages of "things." See the following website:
http://www.energysavers.gov/your_home/appliances/index.cfm/mytopic=10040


Q3



Q4

by Nicole and Emily P.




by Ryan and Joe and Ariana

Q5

Q6


By Kendall and Alex

Q7

by Ross and Emani


Q8

by Kailee and Wisam and Raymond
Q9
Q10
Q11
Q12


Alternative Policies




Alternative 1:

Q1
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Q4
Q5
Q6

Alternative 2:

Q1
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Q5
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Alternative 3:

Q1
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Alternative 4:

Q1
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Q6

PC Portfolio Board Documents:


Problem Group


Alternative Group

by Kailee and Ross

Our Policy Group




by Rob W.

by Mr. B

Action Plan Group

Two Voice Poem Template



Information for our Energy Savings Portfolio


Links added by Mr. Bentley

Here's a link to the energy star website
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_how_earn
Important Information about Energy Guidelines
www.ase.org
www.csba.org
www.cde.ca.gov/ls/fa
www.energy.ca.gov
www.green.ca.gov/greenbuildings/schools
http://www.need.org/
Information about flourescent bulbs
http://www.sizes.com/home/fluorescents.htm


Student Links


Add your links:


It's PC time again!
What are things that bug you? What would you like to study and possibly suggest a policy solution to? Be sure to discuss with your parents and list your ideas below:


Kick-off Activitiy: "What bugs me!"
From Mr. Bentley:
  1. We have a lot of food being thrown away, going to landfills and making greenhouse gasses. We don't have a district/school policy on food waste. (We have volunteers, but no actual "rules" on food waste disposal.)
  2. We waste a lot of energy as a district and could use that money elsewhere. We don't have an official district/school policy on energy use. Especially when it comes to lights and small heaters, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots. We have recommendations but no actual policies.
  3. Kids don't understand the importance of healthy food.
  4. Elk Grove seems to have no "personality." It's just a suburb to Sacramento without any unique defining characteristics.
Student Directions: Go home and talk with your parents. Talk with your friends. Talk about what "bugs you." Get ideas and bring them back to class. Somethings might be big. Some ideas might be small. No ideas are bad ideas at this time, however, not all ideas would make for a policy-based solution. If that's the case, maybe what bugs you needs to be handled on a personal or civil society level. Is it possible that some problems can NEVER be solved? Discuss with your family and friends and then be ready to discss these ideas back in class!