SCI 110C

Energy systems play a critical role in everyday life. This lab-based course will serve as an introduction to alternative energy systems. Students will study key concepts, terminology, and definitions used by all energy systems, as well as typical energy consumption patterns and their environmental and economic consequences. In addition, alternative energy sources will be studied along with their benefits and challenges. Laboratory exercises will include power and energy measurements, power conversions, and investigations into various energy sources such as wood, bio-fuels, wind, solar, water, and fuel cells. (High school Algebra I or equivalent recommended.)