We have been discussing different ways to reduce the impacts of climate change and limit it’s consequences. The goal here is to achieve sustainability?
Sustainability is achieved when any process that interacts with the environment replenishes what it uses so that the process is capable of continuing in perpetuity. If resources are used faster than they can replenish, then it is unsustainable.
Your first project will require you to address our statement of inquiry for this unit:
“In order to create a more sustainable community, we must be innovators.”
You will create a presentation explaining how you can reduce energy consumption in your home or YIS or Yokohama through innovation in order to make it more sustainable
Groups of 2 or 3
Working towards sustainability and energy saving
Gain an understanding of energy consumption (bills, statistics etc)
Describe ways you could save energy ? You can think outside the box in terms of technology or ways to reduce other resources in order to achieve sustainability
Explain how you will implement the ideas – get family/school/city on board/make them do it?
Think about conservation, recycling, reduction, reuse, substitution
This is a presentation, maximum 5 minutes long. Can be done in any way you like. Be creative!!
In groups of 2 or 3, you will describea specific way that we can reduce carbon emissions or mitigate it’s impacts. Explain the benefits and drawbacks of using this strategy in limiting GCC and it’s impacts. Use pictures when possible.
The next unit will be about energy production, consumption and conservation.
First, what is climate change?
What are green house gases? Where do they come from?
What is the difference between climate change and the greenhouse effect?
What are the consequences of climate change on people and nature?
What strategies are used to reduce climate change and its impacts?
In groups, you will answer one of the following questions and present your answers to the class. Use visuals as much as possible.
Create a labeled diagram (poster) explaining the functioning of the greenhouse effect, including the amount of incoming solar radiation absorbed and reflected in/by the atmosphere, clouds, the earth, ice and the ocean
Explain the main lines of the debate over the existence of climate change? Show both sides of the issue, and evaluate their validity.
List the main (most abundant) greenhouse gases, where they come from and list their different level of “global warming potential”
What major human activities are the main causes of greenhouse gas increase? Explain each activity and the way it releases GHG
Which nations are the biggest GHG producers? Give a list of each nations and their main source of GHG production.
What does the WWF say about how you could become more energy efficient? Research a few other new technologies that can reduce domestic carbon footprint.
List the possible consequences of global temperature change in terms of:
Title Page includes the name of the experiment The Effect of Word Order on Memory: The Serial Position Effect centered and then in the lower left hand corner your name, your class and the date of submission on three separate lines
Abstract is written after the experiment and states what you are studying, the aim or purpose of the experiment you are conducting, a brief description of the method, some details about the participants, where the research was conducted, and briefly state your results. (1 paragraph)
Results : Graphs of your results with clear labels and titles, your results must also be clearly stated in written form in this section, including anomalies (2 graphs and a totla of 4 sentences)
Discussion: relates your results to the results of the study you are replicating, you state what your results mean in relation to your hypotheses, you state your conclusion, and how you would improve this study if you were to do it again (2 paragraphs)
Appendix: Include a summary table of raw data in the appendix that you can refer to, as well as all of your calculations (Images of your data tables, with titles and numbers, and all calculations)
Pick a commercial you think uses a few psychological techniques. It can be any type: video, poster, billboard, etc.
Identify and analyse 3 to 5 techniques the marketeers are using in their commercial advert(s). With reference to one or more commercials you will identify some of the the techniques used to make us buy.
For each technique, you will evaluate its effectiveness. You must use sources to support your argument, not your personal opinion. Find a study that has proven this theory.
The study might not be directly related to your topic or use the same terminology as the sources above. You need to refine your searches to find the proper study
Name each study by the lead researcher(s) last name(s) and mention the university where it was conducted at leats once.
Groups of 2
Present your findings in any way you fell will best convey your information: written google doc with hyperlinks, a voice over video (4 minutes max), poster, presentation (4 minutes max), interpretive dance, etc
Last class, we discussed how psychology is the study of human behavior, and how our environment, as well as our genetic makeup affect the ways we act. We also discussed reasons people are altruistic. Finally, we discussed ways researchers can measure the reason for altruism.
Today, we will discuss way to alter people’s behavior.
Part 1: Conditioning
Have you heard of Pavlov’s dogs? Discuss
How do we learn?
What has created your personality?
How do you know that you have free will?
Classical Conditioning – Ivan Pavlov
Ok that was a lot of information. Here’s a simpler version:
Here is an example of altering behavior on humans: Little Albert, one of the earliest studies of human behavior modification.
What conclusions can you make from the Little Albert experiment?
Are there any flaws in the experiment?
In your table groups, can you list the:
Part 2: Positive vs. Negative reinforcement
For each one think of a specific example that affect your own behavior.
In your groups, research and come up with the definitions, in your own words, of positive and negative reinforcement.
Read and complete the advertising question in the handout in groups of 2 or 3
You will embed the videos here (9A, 9C) and present your findings to the class