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9.3 Resources
 
 
This page provides teachers and students with all of the URL links to resources that they might need for each of the layered activities in the
Energy in the 9.3 Standard Lesson.
 

C Layer Options

Click on the link above. Read the article and use the Reading for Content Guide and answer the questions.
 
Reading for Content Guide Answer the following in your Unit Portfolio or Notebook.
1. Name of the reading.
2. Source of the reading.
3. Date read.
4. Write a summary of the reading. Guideline: The summary will be 1-2 sentences for each page of the reading. Example: a 4 page reading will have a 4-8 sentence summary.
5. Make a bullet list of 5 things you learned from this reading

Your notes and answers should be complete enough to help you answer your teacher's questions for your oral defense.

 
 
Use this link to access student assignments C3.1 and C3.2
 
C4: The following NEED Infobook sheets are available as Intermediate Level and Secondary level. Choose from both non-renewable energy sources and renewable energy sources. Use the Reading for Content Guide and answer the questions.
Choose either the Intermediate Level or the Secondary Level as directed by your teacher.
 
Reading for Content Guide Answer the following in your Unit Portfolio or Notebook.
1. Name of the reading.
2. Source of the reading.
3. Date read.
4. Write a summary of the reading. Guideline: The summary will be 1-2 sentences for each page of the reading. Example: a 4 page reading will have a 4-8 sentence summary.
5. Make a bullet list of 5 things you learned from this reading

Your notes and answers should be complete enough to help you answer your teacher's questions for your oral defense.


Intermediate Level Info book sheets
 
Non-Renewable Energy Sources: Renewable Energy Sources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Secondary Level Info book sheets
 
Non-Renewable Energy Sources: Renewable Energy Sources:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
Click on this link for directions to make a foldable graphic organizer comparing 2 fuel sources.(Use one non-renewable source, and one renewable source and information that you will find in C4 above.)
 
C6: Fun Facts
Use a 1/4 sheet to 1/2 sheet sized card to post on the Fun Fact Board in the class. Include your name, the date and time of the posting (the “time stamp”) and fact source on the front bottom edge of the card. Teacher should initial that the “time stamp” is correct. All work must be appropriate, neat, with correct spelling and grammar, and a true fact supported by readings. Example:
 

Most power plants are only

about 35% efficient!

For each 100 units of energy that go in, only 35 units of energy come out in the form of electricity.

Mary Jane Smith, 3/4/09, 10:04 AM

NEED Electricity Infobook


 
 
C7: Edison's Miracle of Light Fact Cards
View the animation. Make 2 illustrated fact cards
 
for each panel (AC and DC, Wire, AC Generator, and Light Bulb).
 
View the How Stuff Works video. Write down 5 things that you have learned.
 
 
Print a copy of the board game sheet and the cards. Match the energy slang with the board icons. Check your answers online at the Energy Information Administration's Energy Slang Game page.
 

 

B Layer Options

B1:
Download the excel data workbook for the Electric Generators in Connecticut.
 
Download the Assignment B1 information sheet. Answer either the questions about location, or the questions about size.
 
B2: Assignments Choose one of the following:
Use the link to create a board game to be played by your peers.
 
Use the link above to deisgn either a poster or 3D model showing in detail how a photovoltaic cell makes electricity.
 
B2.3: How does wind produce electricity?
Use the links below to helps you to design a poster or 3D model showing in detail how wind can be used to produce electricity.
 
 
 
 B2.4: How does a hydrogen fuel cell make electricity?
Use information at the following sites to create a poster or 3D model explaining how hydrogen fuel cells are used to generate electricity.
 
 
 
 
A Layer Options

A Layers options require research in order to prepare to answer to one of the following questions. The information needed to research each topic can be found below each question. Materials used must be referenced.

A1: Is there really "Clean Coal"?
Using the following articles find out what this term means and decide if you think it is possible?
 
 
 
 
 
A2 Should the US support or object to the mining of oil sands in Canada?
Use the following links to help form your argument.
 
 
Asleep at the Switch By Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele
 
Tar Sands By Mikey Z.
 
Canadian Oil Sands By Energy Tomorrow
 
 
Well Oiled Machine By Time.com
 

 

A3 How is nuclear waste stored in the US and how do you think it should be stored in the future?
 
Science: Hideaways for Nuclear Waste By Frederic Golden;David S. Jackson/Chicago;Robert C. Wurmstedt/Baton Rouge
 

A4 Why don't we have more solar photovoltaic electricity production in the US?

 
Solar Power: Eco-Friendly or Environmental Blight? By Matt Kettmann & Carrisa Plains
 
 
 
 
A5 Connecticut is known as the "Fuel Cell State". What part of the electric market is served by fuel cells and what do you think the future will be for the "Hydrogen Economy"?
 
 
 
How Soon Fuel Cells? By Eric Roston
 
 

A6 Much energy (usually in the form of heat) is wasted in making electricity from traditional sources. Describe a plan to use the wasted heat from a Connecticut power plant. Could this plan be used at a nuclear power plant? What are some of the issues that might be raised by your proposal?

 
COMBINED HEAT AND POWER: CAPTURING WASTED ENERGY By R. Neal Elliott and Mark Spurr
 

 

 

A7 Group Option for Siting a Power Plant.
 
Print out each of the following worksheets;
 
 
Work together as a team to determine if your town would be suitable for the placement of a new 200 MW electric generating power plant and the factors associated with making this decision.