For this task, you will focus on energy systems that convert MECHANICAL energy into ELECTRICAL energy.
Mechanical --> Electrical
- Hydroelectric dams
- Wind turbines (wind mills)
- Wave action (tidal) turbines
Identify the Problem & Ask Questions
What information should be included?
1. Title Slide
- Name of energy system
- Name of region/country you have been assigned
- Your name
2. How it Works
- Labeled diagram of system
- Description of how it works with energy conversions identified
- Identification of environmental needs of the system (i.e. reliable tides, constant sources of sunlight, etc.)
3. Pros and Cons
- Reliability (pro OR con)
- Economic impact: cost to build, cost to maintain (pro OR con)
- Environmental impact (pro AND con)
- Google Slides are neat and attractive
5. List of Sources Used (Bibliography)
Finding Specific Information on a Webpage
To find specific information on a webpage, search for a specific word by using the Control and the F key.
'Ctrl' and 'F'
Usernames and passwords are available in the Library Media Center.
OR...join the Library Media Center Google Classroom (code available in the Library Media Center)
Free Online Resources
Take a moment to read the 'About Us' information.
- Who is providing the information?
- Where did the author find his/her facts, data, information?
- What is the purpose of the site?
- When was the site last updated?
- What is the possible bias?
BIBLIOGRAPHIES & CITATIONS
When you use someone else's words, work, thoughts, and/or ideas, you need to give the person credit. It doesn't matter whether you quote the person word-for-word or put it in your own words (paraphrase), you need to acknowledge where the words, work, thought, or idea originated. Otherwise, you are passing it off as your own.
Record Bibliographic Information
Don't forget to record the following for each source you use:
- Title of article, chapter, film, webpage
- Page number
- Name of magazine, newspaper, journal, book, website
- Publication date
- Name of subscription database (if used)
- Format (web, print)
- Date of access (if found online)
American Psychological Association (APA) style is most often used in the sciences and social sciences.