Power Metering

This activity focuses on applying analytic tools such as pie charts and bar graphs to gain a better understanding of practical energy use issues. Also provides experience with how different types of data collected affect the outcome of statistical visualization tools.

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Department of Energy Academies Creating Teacher Scientists
Department of Energy,
Activity takes two 45-minute lessons. The following is required for the activity: TI 84 calculator, access to Excel, Logger Pro, TI smartview program.

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Work with data sets provided on energy usage in different cases, and active data gathering by students as application examples.

Formative assessments and culminating authentic assessment in the form of an analytical report can be added to enrich this activity but should be grounded in an understanding of statistics.

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