Home of the Future

Culminating Preformance Task

Sustainable Ecosystem

My Home of the Future is located in the temperate deciduous forest (TDF). This home has a "green roof", which means there is a garden on the roof. The garden grows mostly blueberries, and I sell them at the local farmers market for profit. Since the house is located in the TDF, in the summer, we use the shade provided to cool the house as much as possible. In the winter, when the leaves fall, the walls are floor to ceiling glass, so that the sun can warm up the house as much as possible. There is only two sinks, one toilet, one shower, one fried and three lamps in the whole house. There is no T.V. or computer. The mode of transportation used is a bike, or carpooling with neighbours. In this home, we strive to create as little waste as possible, and all the compost waste is turned into organic fertilizer for the blueberries. I would adopt a Giant panda, because they are easy to feed and are extremely cute.

Atoms, Elements, and Compounds

Bleach (sodium hypochloride), Rock Salt (Calcium chloride), and Windex (ammonium hydrochloride) are three toxic items you can find in my house. Rock salt has calcium chloride. The Borh-Rutherford diagrams are located below. Calcium is located in the Alkaline Earth Metals, and chlorine is located in the halogens. Rock salt causes the life of many pets each year. Sodium is a metal, while chlorine is a gas.

The Charicteristics of Electricity

My source of electricity, is the two walls that don't have windows are lined with solar panels. This is very sustainable because the sun is a renewable energy source, and it doesn't make a lot of noise, unlike windmills, and I already have windows foe natural lighting. My house only has one floor so its easier to heat up and cool down. The appliances I have chosen will be two sinks, one toilet, one shower, one fridge, no computer, no T.V. , and three lamps. All the appliances are certified by the EnerGuide and Energystar of course.

The Study of the Universe

I would have a telescope, and a infrared ear thermometer. Hans Lippershey, is credited with invention of the telescope. In 1608, Lippershey tried to lay claim on a device with three-times magnification. Diatek Corporation and NASA developed an aural thermometer, which weighs only 8 ounces and uses infrared astronomy technology to measure the amount of energy emitted by the eardrum, the same way the temperature of stars and planets is measured. This method avoids contact with mucous membranes, virtually eliminating the possibility of cross infection, and permits rapid temperature measurement of newborn, critically-ill, or incapacitated patients. NASA supported the Diatek Corporation, a world leader in electronic thermometry, through the Technology Affiliates Program.