Energy Presentations



Prepare PowerPoint

Very few words

36 Rule: No more than 36 words on a slide

mostly pictures and oral explanations

include a quiz at the end of the slideshow



due Tuesday 3/37



Topics
Biomass - Sarah and Natalie
Coal - Mahdi and Nicole
Oil - Jon and Claire
Hydropower - Evan and Fatima
Geothermal - Justin and Shreya
Hydrogen - Brian and Hailey
Natural Gas - Ryan and Bridgette
Nuclear - Herb and Kayla
Petroleum and Tar Sands - Skutch and Milana
Solar - Sounak and Erin
Wind power - Edgar
Fuel Cells
Tidal/Wave/Ocean Thermal Energy





Energy Presentations

You and your partners will be responsible for teaching the class about one of the following forms of energy. You need to create a PowerPoint presentation (5-7 minutes) that answers these questions:
1. How does this energy work? (you may make a model or use a diagram)
2. What is this energy best suited to do? (i.e. transportation, heating, electricity)
3. How realistic is this energy currently? (statistics)
4. How likely is it that we will be using this energy in the near future?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this form of energy?

You should also have a notes sheet for each student so they can record the important information you cover.


Energy Presentation
Grading rubric:
Names _ Overall Grade _ / 19




Element
Possible Points
Preparation
The students were well-prepared. The presentation was completed and turned in on time.
Students were provided with a notes sheet.
1 2 3
Topic & Supporting Details
The students stayed focused on the topic and clearly conveyed the main ideas. The presentation contained information and details that described the main idea.
1 2 3
Speaking and Group Work
The presenters spoke clearly and could be heard by all. The presenters showed interest and enthusiasm.
Each partner contributed to the success of the group. Partners were encouraging, polite and respectful to each other.
1 2 3
Elements
The five questions listed above were answered.
1. How does this energy work? (you may make a model or use a diagram)
2. What is this energy best suited to do? (i.e., transportation, heating, electricity)
3. How realistic is this energy currently? (quantitative - with statistics)
4. How likely is it that we will be using this energy in the near future?
5. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this form of energy?
1 2
1 2
1 2
1 2
1 2

The following weblinks are good resources.
Energy Infobook Introduction
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/IntroS.pdf

Energy Infobook Energy Efficiency
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/EfficiencyS.pdf

Energy Infobook Electricity
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/Elec1S.pdf

Energy Infobook Global Climate Change
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/GlobalS.pdf

Energy Infobook Coal
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/CoalS.pdf

Energy Infobook Natural Gas
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/NGasS.pdf

Energy Infobook Petroleum
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/PetroS.pdf

Energy Infobook Propane
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/PropaneS.pdf

Energy Infobook Nuclear Energy
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/UraniumS.pdf

Energy Infobook Biomass
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/BiomassS.pdf

Energy Infobook Solar
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/SolarS.pdf

Energy Infobook Hydrogen
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/HydrogenS.pdf

Energy Infobook Wind
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/WindS.pdf

Energy Infobook Geothermal
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/GeothermalS.pdf

Energy Infobook Hydropower
http://www.need.org/needpdf/infobook_activities/SecInfo/HydroS.pdf

Green Revolution
Green Revolution: Electric Vehicles

Coming up with better ways to get where we need to go and power the lives we live requires creativity, ingenuity and hard work.

Green Revolution: Discover

A trip to Snowy River, New Mexico, reveals a lot about life and energy in unexpected places

Green Revolution: Hydrogen

Taking on the hydrogen energy challenge

Green Revolution: Microbes

Converting waste to energy

Green Revolution: Solar Power

Turning sunlight into energy

Green Revolution: Wind Power

Harnessing the breeze with more efficient wind turbines

Green Revolution: Biomass

Using biomass to create fuel

Green Revolution: Smart Grid

Connecting renewable energy to the current power grid

Green Revolution: CityCar

The relationship between green design, art, and science demonstrated in the CityCar?

Green Revolution: Green Roofs

Green roofs beautify buildings and make them more energy efficient

National Geographic Articles on Nonrenewable Energy Resources
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0406/feature5/fulltext.html
End of Cheap Oil (Go back to features page to see the pictures)

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/03/cheap-coal/appenzeller-text.html
The High Cost of Cheap Coal—The Coal Paradox

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/earth/surface-of-the-earth/when-mountains-move.html?nav=FEATURES
When Mountains Move (see the end of the article for links to pictures)

http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/universe/nuclear-comeback.html?nav=FEATURES
Nuclear Power—Risking a Comeback (see the end of the article for links to pictures)

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/features/world/europe/ukraine/chernobyl-text
Inside Chernobyl

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0508/feature1/fulltext.html
Future Power: Where will the world get its next fix?

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2006/03/mountain-mining/farlow-photography

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/canadian-oil-sands/kunzig-text

Alternative Energy - For Everyone (read and use if it fits into your presentation)

Future Power: Where will the world get its next energy fix? Long article.
http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0508/feature1/

The Future of Alternative Energy
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/10/1028_041028_alternative_energy.html

Energy Efficiency
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2009/03/energy-conservation/miller-text.html

Micropower
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.04/micro.html
http://globalguerrillas.typepad.com/globalguerrillas/2008/10/resilient-commu.html

Green Building Designs
http://www.hgtvpro.com/hpro/nws_ind_nws_trends/article/0,,HPRO_26519_5356899,00.html

Ethanol and Biofuels
Green Dreams
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/10/biofuels/biofuels-text/1

Go to the interactive site and find out more
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/10/biofuels/biofuels-interactive

Ethanol Production Could Be Eco-Disaster, Brazil's Critics Say – Short article
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/02/070208-ethanol_2.html

Termite Power: Can Pests' Guts Create New Fuel? – Short Article
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/03/0314_060314_termite.html

New Ethanol Plants to Be Fueled by Cow Manure
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/08/060818-ethanol.html

Ethanol plant brews grass into gas
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/05/ethanol-1.html

Geothermal
Renewable Geothermal
http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energyfacts/sources/renewable/geothermal.html

Geothermal Power Plants – U.S. Department of Energy
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/geothermal/powerplants.html

Wind
Wind Energy Boom Sweeping U.S., Industry Watchers Say
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/10/061025-wind-power.html

Hydrogen
New Process Could Help Make Hydrogen Fuel Affordable –Short Article
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/08/0827_040827_hydrogen_energy.html

Iceland Launches Energy Revolution
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1727312.stm

Wave Power
Wave Power - BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/1032148.stm

U.S. Department of Energy Ocean Wave Power
http://www.eere.energy.gov/consumer/renewable_energy/ocean/index.cfm/mytopic=50009

Hawaii Wave Power
http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=37418

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Hawaii - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
http://www.hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/energy/renewable/otec

Hydroelectric
Beaver Dams Inspire Fish-Friendly Hydropower Design
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/07/0715_050715_hydrobeaver.html

Three Gorges Dam
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/06/060609-gorges-dam.html

Electric/Hybrid Cars (explain the differences)
http://www.howstuffworks.com/hybrid-car.htm

Tidal
Scotland's renewable marine energy
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/12/081202-scotland-prize_2.html

How tidal power plants work
http://inventors.about.com/od/tstartinventions/a/tidal_power.htm

Solar
Solar Heating (active and passive)
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/solar_heating.html

Solar Photovoltaics
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/photovoltaics.html

Biomass
Biomass energy
http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter10.html

How biomass energy works
http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/technology_and_impacts/energy_technologies/how-biomass-energy-works.html

Tar Sands
http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/canadas-tar-sands-so-destructive-it-makes-its-well-paid-workers-want-quit-video.html

Kalamazoo River Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Spill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGcJ64q9BaM&sns=em

Nuclear
http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/unit/text.php?unit=10&secNum=6