Energy TransformationI have some science homework that I need finished soon and it is over energy transformation at a hotel. I have at least 5 already and I need one more. I need some help so any...

Energy Transformation

I have some science homework that I need finished soon and it is over energy transformation at a hotel. I have at least 5 already and I need one more. I need some help so any suggestions?

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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If your question concerns ways that a hotel can save energy, you might want to look into hotels that use individual water heaters for individual rooms rather than heating an enormous amount of water for the entire hotel. I have stayed at hotels in England in which each room had its own little heater to heat water almost instantly, and that idea always struck me as an extremely good on.  Here's the sort of thing I have in mind: http://www.rinnai.us/tankless-water-heater/

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I am not sure exactly what you need here, but I would suggest that you also consider ways that the hotel can save energy. For example, the hotel could use fewer ice makers or have solar panels on the roof so that it uses less electricity and natural gas.
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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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It would be easier to help if we had more specific details, but it sounds like you need to describe as  many examples of energy transformation as you can that could be found in a hotel. Here are some possibilities:

The elevator turns kinetic energy (movement) into potential energy (energy of position) when it goes up.

Hotels often have ice makers in the hallways. These remove heat energy from water, causing a phase change (water -> ice). When the ice melts it takes up heat energy from the surroundings and uses it to accomplish the reverse phase change.

People eating in the hotel restaurant are converting chemical energy (food)  into heat and kinetic energy.

Computers are turning electricity into heat and light energy.

When a guest plugs a cell phone charger in, that converts electricity into potential energy by charging the battery.

If the hotel has a gym, guests can go there to turn potential energy in the form of body fat into heat and kinetic energy as they work out.

 

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