Alternative Energy Group Project



Purpose:
  • Become aware of the various types of energy sources
  • Become aware of the science behind energy
  • List advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Based on your research, develop an wiki or presentation and a opinion blog or podcast about future energy resources.
  • Share your findings with 3 adults and 3 friends/student and have them comment on your research.



Part 1 - Create a GROUP wiki or a google.doc presentation on alternative energy sources

-Besides being responsible for some of the pages of the project, each group member must take one of the jobs:
  • editor - responsible for creating original document and final layout
  • public relations/marketing - responsible for having adults and students review site
  • human resources - responsible for making sure all members contribute equal amounts
  • reference developer - responsible for bibliography and references. All must be reported. This is a public site.

-Use the concept map (page 11 in pdf booklet below) to guide your development of the site
-Each of the types of energy resources must have:
  • Definition
  • Classified as renewable or nonrenewable
  • List three advantage
  • List three disadvantages
  • List 2 uses of this source
  • Insert a photograph or diagram that pertain to each source - should show it being used as energy or heat.
  • Due Nov 6, 2009
-Science Of - Explain the science behind the issue
  • Explain the scientific concept
  • Include pictures of cycle, chain, law or impact
  • Explain how the science dictates the availability of the resource
  • Due Nov 20, 2009
-Reference - Create a bibliograph on MSWord or EasyBib for all sources - including pictures. Place it on wiki or doc.
  • Due Nov 20, 2009

-Attach link to your presentation on discussion button above
  • Due Nov 6, 2009


Part 2 - Each member must write a 2-3 page opinion paper or insert a 4-5 minute podcast and post it on wiki or blog that is referenced from the google presentation. Answer these questions-
  • What are the best energy sources for the next 2-5 years and WHY? Include at least 3 examples and reasons for your choices - especially information on environmental and ecomonical impact.
  • What are the best energy sources for the next 20-50 years and WHY? Include at least 3 examples and reasons for your choices - especially information on environmental and ecomonical impact
  • Due Dec 4, 2009

Part 3 - Your GROUP must have your wiki or presentation reviewed by at least three different adults and three different students outside of this class. Send them a link via email or facebook. This may be done over the phone or in the same place. They obviously must have internet access. Parents, grandparents, librarians, bosses,other teachers, etc are all acceptable. They must leave a comment on your wiki or your blog.
  • Due Dec 18, 2009




RUBRIC

Part

Possible points
Your Points
General
Format of Wiki or Presentation
15

1
Includes all types of resources
15


Each resource page contains definition, 3 pros, 3 cons, 2 uses and a picture related to energy
80


Includes science behind the energy
10


Each Science page contains concept, picture and how it relates to energy resources
20


References - At least 20 references are listed
20

2
Opinions - All group members added
20


Personal Opinion - Blob or Podcast
20

3
Three students (not in class) commenting on your front page of the wikispace
30


Three adults commenting on your front page of the wikispace
30



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Resource:

Alternative Energy Projects for High School