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Dublin High Math and Science: ROP Alternative Renewable Energy


School Site:            Foothill OR Dublin – To Be Determined

Grade Level:           11-12

Length:                    1 year/1 period

Graduation:            Fulfills elective credit, CSU/UC Credit Pending

Alternative/Renewable Energy will provide students with the opportunity to explore the uses, efficiencies, and future social, economic and environmental implications of developing energy resources other than those based on fossil fuel.  Students will explore the controversies of our human impact on this planet with our fuel demands, as well as the possible solutions to our energy needs.  Students will learn about biofuels, hydrogen fuel cells, geothermal heat transfer, wind energy, and solar as a source of both heat and electric power.  Field trips and student-led projects will provide real world application of our studies.  Students will gain a broad understanding of energy efficiencies and cost-benefit analysis of resource use as well as a sound practical application of general energy principles.  Career exploration in the growing field of alternative energy will be emphasized.

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