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Calculate cost of power consumption.

Definition

Calculation should include
  • interpreting an electric meter
  • accounting for the cost per kilowatt hour and the number of kilowatt hours used
  • determining the increase/decrease in cost over time.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Where is the electric meter located on your property?
  • What factors are necessary for determining the cost of electricity used for your home?
  • How can one reduce electricity costs?
  • How would solar power affect electrical costs?

Related Standards of Learning

Mathematics

A.1

The student will
  1. represent verbal quantitative situations algebraically; and
  2. evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables.