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Science Solar Test

Science Solar Architecture Test

What direction should the longest side of a house be facing? Why? -The longest side of the house should be facing the south to gain as much sunlight heat as possible
Where in the house should the most used rooms be located? The lease used rooms? Why? -The most used rooms should be closest to the equator facing side. The least rooms should be facing the other side. This is to get as much sunlight as possible in to the most rooms, and to get the most heat.
What are the pros and cons of window use in a house? How can the cons be mitigated? Explain - windows allow heat, air circulation for a house and the right number of insulated windows helps keeps a house warm winter and cool in the summer. To many windows on the south side well cook you and make the rooms to hot. Not enough windows stops air cir
What side of a house should have the most window area? Why? - South, but it should not have to many windows or the rooms will be to hot.
What is thermal mass and how does it relate to specific heat? - Thermal mass absorbs the heat from the sun and then gives off heat when the sun is not there. Inside walls and upper floors and ceilings and attics can obsorb heat during the day and radiate it at night.
How does the use of thermal mass help to heat and cool a building on the same day? Explain. - thermal mass can keep the sun out of the direct interior by "soaking in the heat" and keeping the rest of the house relatively cooler, and thus storing heat. During the night, the heat stored up in the thermal mass, heats up the house during the night k
Name two materials of high thermal mass and two materials of low thermal mass. - High thermal mass stone and tile Low thermal mass wood and glass
How should the thermal mass be situated in order to best heat a house? Be sure to discuss the angle of sunlight. Explain. -The thermal mass could be made as a fireplace, or a type of stone structure.
How should thermal mass be situated to best cool a house? Explain. -Thermal mass could be used as tile in the floor. You would have to also make the room the tiles would be in with less windows, Such as a bathroom. This would keep the tiles nice and cool, even through a hot day.
What are the benefits of using insulating material in house design? What are the benefits of ventilation? Explain -Keeps temperature at a set time. not too hot too cold.
what are the benefits of ventilation?Explain? -Using ventilation, you can keep the houses air clean, and make a cleaner, and healthier, living space. Offers cooling.
Name two materials used for insulation in a green design house. -Hay bales, and recycled cotton
List and explain all the science learned this year that helps in understanding passive solar design architecture. Be as inclusive as you can. convection,weather,orientation,heating,lighting,light angles,light expansion and intensity,temperatures and earth conditions,the suns positionThe earths relationship with the sun and earth's rotation and tilt,Placement of the air and heat.
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