The Energy Project
As a chemistry student this semester you and your team mates have been tasked with exploring the energy crisis we are facing as a society. This project will take place over the whole semester and will feature many different phases. You will learn real work skills that will help you to be better prepared for the adult world. You will need to use your CMS google email address and google drive regularly throughout the semester. Please make it a habit to check your CMS email daily.
Your goal as a group will be to learn all that you can about your energy source. You will also come up with your own unique slant or approach to your source that you will use in your final product and presentation. This project will challenge you and allow you to learn about a real world issues that our society is facing.
Project Phases with General Guidances for Each Phase:
Phase I: Proposal and Timeline
- To complete this phase you must complete each item on the checklist in the document linked above. To complete each of these make sure that everything is shared in the shared google drive for your group. These pieces can all be in one file or many files but they must be clear and easy to find for when you submit this to your teacher. To submit you will email in a professional manner your teacher and let her know that you have completed Phase I and need it to be signed off on. Your teacher will review the shared folder and will make comments in the Phase I Checklist file. If these is something missing or incomplete then your group will be prompted to fit those issues.
- This will be an annotated bibliography that will summarize each source that you plan to use to collect information on your energy source. You must include at least 10 sources and each summary of each source must include at least 4 sentences that detail the information that can be found in that source.
- This will provide a plan that your group will use to figure out what you need to do in order to create your product that you will use in your community presentation. This product can be multiple pieces and can take many different forms. This plan will help to finalize what form your product will take.
- This will be the final product that you will use to aid in presenting your energy source to the community. This can be multiple pieces or one larger piece but it must use technology in some way and it must present your argument and ideas on your energy source being used in 2075. This product must show the evidence you have to support your group's claims as well.
- This will be an event where community members will join us and see each group present their project. Each group member must be prepared to talk to people who are attending. The product must be visible or used in the presentation.
- This will wrap up the project. You will write a self reflection on what you have learned from this process and how it has helped you learn to approach a real world problem. You will also evaluate yourself and your groups members on how well they participated and contributed to the overall success of the project.
- Take the ABOVE links survey and write a 2-3 page double spaced 12-point font self reflection on this project - reflect on the entire project as a whole and what this project meant to you and how it affected you.
Explore the Energy Sources:
Phase I: Proposal and Timeline
Phase II: Initial Research
Phase III: Product Plan
Phase IV: Final Product
Phase V: Presentation
Phase VI: Individual Reflections
Meeting Journal (Begin using on 4.11.16)this will be used weekly and are due at midnight every Monday!
Group Contact Form and Contract
Some Links to Explore for Information:
Clean Energy info from Union of Concerned Scientists
Article from Nature on Wind Energy
Article from The Atlantic on the use of rare earth metals for clean energy
Resources for Alternative energy debate from ProCon.org
Resources from the Department of Energy
There is a new series of videos from the DoE on Energy Literacy:
More Energy Education Resources and Career Resources also:
The Clean Energy Wars - Scientific American
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/biofuels-and-bioprospecting-for-beginners-craig-a-kohn - biofuels