You will be given an OS map to conduct a feasibility study and produce an energy proposal for the map’s area. State what types of renewable energy would be suitable for the region, or what mix of these could be used, and the site where these could be employed.
Your product will be a hand drawn, annotated map on poster paper.
Your maps must include:
Scale (cannot be the same as on your map)
Elevation where relevant
Main physical features
Reference to map evidence
Information on the region
Climate and meteorological trends
Handwritten annotations (15 words max) of site for each type of renewable energy usage with:
Type of energy
Expected energy production
Statistics to support your choice
Short explanation of your decision
Graphs if necessary (with titles and numbers)
Physical features that guided your decision
Any other relevant information that can support your answer.
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)