Modern Electricity Generation and the Smart Grid PBL Project
This is the first lesson in a 4-lesson PBL outlining how modern electricity is generated and how we as a society have made changes to accommodate our need for power and changing technology. Students will apply learned information regarding the electrical grid and the changes that need to happen to upgrade this infrastructure for the 21st century to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) promoting smart grids to the public.
Students in this lesson should have a general knowledge of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC). Should students need to review, please refer to this lesson on the basics of electricity.
Below are the general objectives of each lesson:
Lesson 1: History of grid tied systems
Lesson 2: Evolution of the smart grid
Lesson 3: Smart grids around the world, learning from others
Lesson 4: PSA on smart solutions to world wide energy efficiency.
This project is brought to you by Laura Gallardo with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by the Course Team Lead Erik Amerikaner.