Category Archives: Edison Project Log

Our Last First Day! 12/12/12

Welcome back everyone! We’re excited to be back to finish up our project and prepare to show everyone what we’ve done! It’s a bittersweet thing to think this is our last first day at YSDE! Not only for the year, … Continue reading

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Last Day, see you back soon! 11/13/12

It’s our last day of the second session at YSDE and we are very proud of our progress in our intervention study. Our plan for next session, when we return, is to begin our project presentation and finalize our hard … Continue reading

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Let’s make the change! 11/12/12

We’re beginning to wrap up our intervention study. We’ve reached the point where we have gathered our data and literature and we are ready to put it all together and prepare it for the School board-let’s make the change!  We are confident in … Continue reading

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Carbon Nation 11/11/12

Upon our arrival, Anthony had a video for us to watch, detailing the condition of the Earth and just how awful of a shape we are living in. The video also detailed the way ordinary people, just like all of … Continue reading

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First Day Back 11/10/12

Welcome back! Today we spent the day investigating our brand new ELOG! The ELOG is a powerful and versatile tool for pinpointing electricity and quantifying energy usage. It is capable of measuring, storing, and analyzing consumption data including Volts, Amps, Watts, Volt-Amps … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprints 10-28-12

Not only are we trying to reduce energy consumption, we are also trying to reduce carbon footprints. First, we had to figure out the carbon emissions that are let off by power plants that use coal to provide electricity. We wanted … Continue reading

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Edison Field Trip-10/25/12

The Edison group went to Davis-Thomas Elementary Middle School to collect data necessary to complete our group project. Our main objective was to count the outdated lighting fixtures to gather our numbers to proceed with our intervention. We divided into groups to … Continue reading

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Edison Project Intervention Proposal-10/26/12

We’ve developed a proposition for what we will be offering to the Superintendent in an effort to persuade the State to make the update from the outdated T12 bulbs to the more energy efficient T8 bulbs. 

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Lightbulb Introduction-10/24/2012

Upon our arrival we met with our scientist Anthony Bonner, who introduced our project topic. We were informed that our problem is that Davis-Thomas Middle School is furnished with outdated lighting and our goal is to discover the potential effectiveness of updating the … Continue reading

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