Did you know that the Energy Market is one of the fastest growing sectors of the US and World economies. As a result, this is fueling a tremendous need for experts in the fields and electricity, energy management and energy conservation. Hence, High Schools, Universities, and Technology Colleges are making Energy Education a mainstay in their STEM Curriculums.
STEM has become a leading movement amongst educational institutions. The ability to tie Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics into a single ciriculum has become the challenge of educators across the country.
Realizing this, our Energy Education Kit has been introduced to fulfill this need and contribute to the STEM movement.
Science: Our Energy Education Kit is designed to help teach the science of electricity and energy. This science has traditionally been a difficult learning experience for students and teacher alike, due to its intangibility. Our kit is designed to help animate the cause and effects of electricity through our RealTime Software.
Technology: The Pro Meters included in the Energy Education Kit allow student to investigate electricity and capture changing conditions with our RealTime software. With sampling over 2500 time per second and the ability to measure true (RMS) and apparent power, our meters allow students to see and understand the true energy consumption and interrelationship between all electrical parameters. The meters’ on-board data logging allows for additional analysis opportunities to learn about electricity and energy conservation.
Engineering: Drive the fundamentals of engineering by using our Energy Education Kit to conduct experiments, theorizing and prove hypothesis, and develop problem solving skills of your students. Teacher will be able to challenge students to solve real-life problems, execute comparison studies, and conduct return on investment analysis. These real world skills will prove beneficial to the future success of your students.
Mathematics: Using the provided Teachers’ Guide and Student Handbooks, students are walked through the basic formulas of electricity. Compulate the cost of energy, calculate power consumption, determine power factor using basic formulas. Further challenges are introduced in the statistical analysis of the experimental data collected from your meters. Finish with a cost analysis to help drive data-based decisions as done in real life.
Teach the SCIENCE of Electricity, by using Watts Up? data collecting TECHNOLOGY, to conduct ENGINEERING experiments;, and apply MATHEMATICS to real-world applications.
If you are reading this, you are probably interested in reducing your consumption. Perhaps you have even purchased a Watts up? already, and measured many loads. But what does the data mean? We often get questions like "my refrigerator uses xyz watts - is that good?". A complicated question unfortunately. In fact, we sell lots and lots of meters for industry funded studies that measure real life usage of electricty. From commercial washing machines, PCs, wall worts (the big square plug that powers many electronic devices), to plasma TVs, Watts up? are used to measure just about everything. The reality is that utilities know a lot about the macro usage of electricity, but much less is known about individual loads. And a solution involves lots of little changes in how these individual loads are operated.