The Home Design of the Future
Living today and planning for tomorrow
1.) How would you create a "green" environment around your home? which plants would you include in your design? why?
2.) What plants would you "farm" in your vegetation garden? why? what types of pesticide and fertilizers would you use in your garden? are there any you would avoid? explain.
3.) What mode of transportation would you use to park in your driveway? why?
4.) what type of waste management would you include in your design?
5.) Which endangered species would you family sponsor at your local zoo? why?
Atoms, Elements, and Compounds
1.) Research 3 chemicals found in your home which can be toxic to humans or your pets. Look for some alternatives that you could replace these chemicals with.
2.) Choose one of the chemicals and identify the elements which make this chemical. Please draw the Bohr- rutherford Diagram for your chosen element
The Bohr- Rutherford diagram for chlorine:
- 17 protons
- 18 neutrons
3.) Which group or chemical family of the Periodic Table is this element located in?
4.) Is your chosen element a metal, non-metal or metalloid?
The Characteristics of Electricity
1.) Which type of electricity energy source would you use for your home? how sustainable is your choice of energy source in the future generations?
2.) What types of physical structures make a house more energy efficient? how can you design a home that will reduce wasted energy?
3.) what type of appliances will you choose for your home? Explain why you have chosen these appliances? you may want to choose those that have an Energuide label or follow the EnergyStar program
4.) What type of light bulbs would you include in your home design? why?
The study of the universe
1.) Include at least two different types of teachnology in your future home that has been developed or researched due to space exploration. Describe how these technologies were invented.
This item was made for astronauts who will travel away from planet Earth to other places like the moon. This will be useful for turning wastewater from respiration, sweat, and urine into drinkable water and can even benefit people from all over the world who needs clean water such as in underdeveloped regions where well water may be severely contaminated
Another invention that became very successful are chemical detection. NASA made this so that it can warm people from chemicals that are dangerously corrosive in aircraft before significant structural damage happens. Since it became really successful, they've upgraded it for people by making smoke detectors. These smoke detectors can be a major help just in case of fires that may occur at my house while cooking.
2.) Will you have a telescope in your home design? Which planets would you observe?
temperate deciduous forests- https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&
smart car- https://www.google.ca/search?newwindow=1&site=imghp&tbm=isch&q=smart+car+2015&revid=989727244&
Gaint pandas- https://www.google.ca/search?newwindow=1&site=&source=hp&q=why+are+giant+pandas+endangered&oq=why+are+giant+panda&gs_l=hp.3.0.0l10.363.2603.0.39184.108.40.206.0.0.0.297.1619.0j9j1.10.0.ekpsrh...0...1.1.64.hp..9.10.1617.Z9qgaRF06z8
giant pandas- https://www.worldwildlife.org/species/giant-panda
energy efficient house appliances- http://www.planetseed.com/relatedarticle/new-house-model-energy-efficiency
energy star- https://www.energystar.gov/about
Energuide and energy star photo- https://www.google.ca/search?newwindow=1&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1360&bih=655&q=energuide+and+energy+star&oq=energuide+and+&gs_l=img.3.0.0i24.1066.2822.0.42220.127.116.11.0.0.0.178.954.4j4.8.0.ekpsrh...0...1.1.64.img..6.8.951.DFgBpnqMRvo#imgrc=ptgKo0r-FtPxVM%253A%3BgiXfeswvvfktiM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fhomeenergy.amerispec.ca%252Fimages%252Fenergystar_sticker.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fhomeenergy.amerispec.ca%252Fenergystar_for_homeowners_new_home_initiative.php%3B552%3B420
CFL's vs. incandescent (picture)- http://www.earthsfriends.com/cfl-vs-incandescent/
NASA technologies- https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2008/tech_benefits.html