Energy Project



Alternative Energy Group Project


Purpose:
  • Become aware of the various types of energy sources
  • Research information from three resources per energy source: government, industrial, educational
  • List advantages and disadvantages of each resource
  • Based on your research, develop an wiki or presentation and a opinion blog or podcast about future energy resources for developing and developed country.
  • Share your findings with 3 adults and 3 friends/student and have them comment on your research.


Part 1 - Create a GROUP SITE on alternative energy sources


First Page Template:

-Each link to types of energy resources must have:
  • Definition
  • Classified as renewable or nonrenewable
  • List three advantages
  • List three disadvantages
  • Discuss environmental impact
  • Discuss economic impact
  • List 2 uses of this source
  • Insert two detailed CLEAR photographs or diagrams that pertain to each source - should show it being used as energy, transportation or heat. Find a great picture. For example, the picture for biomass should show a wood stove or furnace, not a campfire.
  • Reference - Include three links at bottom of page for educational (.edu), government (.gov) and industrial source.
  • Due Feb 2,2018

Part 2 - Country Carbon Footprint - Each member must write a opinion page or insert a personal 3 minute podcast or video and post on group website about a developed and developing nations voluntary pledges to reduce carbon emissions. What energy sources should your nation use and why?

Developing vs. Developed Nation List
Developed Country
Info on Climate Change Summit

Answer these questions-
  • What are the best energy sources for your developed country to reach the goals of 2050 Paris UN Summit and WHY? Include at least 3 examples and reasons for your choices - especially information on environmental and economical impact. Discuss what energy sources your country will use for transportation, heating and electricity. Refer back to information from your Googlesite or your original sources.
  • What are the best energy sources for your developing country to reach the goals of 2050 Paris UN Summit and WHY? Include at least 3 examples and reasons for your choices - especially information on environmental and economical impact. Discuss what energy sources you will use for transportation, heating and electricity. Refer back to information from your Googlesite or original sources.
  • The opinion blog should be on your wikispace.
  • February 14, 2018




Part 3 - Your GROUP must have your wiki or presentation reviewed by at least three different adults (19 or older) and three different students outside of this class.

Create a survey (use google.forms on google.docs or www.surveymonkey.com ) ask a minimum of 5 questions about your wikispace.
Questions should include things like:
  • Reviewer's first name (optional) and age range (0-18 years or 19 - older).
  • How helpful was information? (ranking)
  • How would you improve on site?
  • Did you learn something new?
  • What grade would you give this site? (ranking)
  • Other questions of your choosing...

Ask people to review your wikispace by sending them a link via email. Parents, grandparents, librarians, bosses,other teachers, etc are all acceptable. Must have 6 reviewers - 3 students and 3 adults.

Insert the link to the survey and survey results.
  • Due Feb 14, 2018

Part 4 - Individual job grades 




RUBRIC

Part

Possible points
Your Points
General
Format of Wiki - Personalized
5

Part I
List all members on front page
5






Includes all types of resources
Each of the types of energy resources must have:
  • Definition
  • Classified as renewable or nonrenewable
  • List three advantage
  • List three disadvantages
  • Discuss environmental impact
  • Discuss economic impact
  • List 2 uses of this source
50


Insert two detailed photograph or diagram that pertain to each source - should show it being used as energy, transportation or heat
The PICTURE MUST BE CLEAR AND NOT HAVE COPYRIGHT INFO ON IT
30


References - 3 links on each energy source page
(.gov, .edu, plus one more)
20





Part II
UN Climate Change Summit - List Ten Things to Know
Opinions - All group members added
Personal Opinion* - Blob or Podcast - Provide opinion on developed and developing nation (approximately 1000 words each)
10
10
60

Part III
Links to survey form and results page
10


Survey includes minumum of 5 questions which include above information.
10


Reviewed by 6 persons - 3 students and 3 adults.
10


TOTAL
220





Part IV
Individual Contribution Grade










Resource:

Alternative Energy Projects for High School

Take a survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VQGTC9G

Here are some exemplar samples: http://energyresources101.wikispaces.com/
http://phunphysics314.wikispaces.com/
http://shikellmayenergyapphy2015.wikispaces.com/


-Use the concept map to guide your development of the site