ERIC Number: EJ1000934
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Designing a Self-Sustaining Community
Roman, Harry T.
Tech Directions, v72 n4 p20-21 Nov 2012
One has heard a great deal in recent years about designing self-sustaining communities, organizations that can subsist independently on what they make. Planning for this kind of community is challenging--today most people take for granted having essential services like water, sewage, communications, natural gas, and electricity delivered right to their doorstep. Self-sustaining communities seem to hark back to an earlier time. In this design challenge, STEM educators can explore with their students the subject of electricity and how technologists and engineers might go about making a small community self-sustaining in terms of electrical service.
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Instructional Design, Energy Education, Power Technology, Community Resources, Community Needs, Sustainability, Energy Management
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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