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Alternative Energy and Fossil Fuels - Research Project

Question: Are there alternative energy sources that we can use other than fossil fuels?
Research: Answer the following questions to guide your research:
Fossil Fuels:
  1. What are fossil fuels?
Answer:
  1. How were fossil fuels made?
Answer:
  1. Why are fossil fuels important?
Answer:
  1. Which fossil fuel is the better choice to use? Why?
Answer:
  1. Why are fossil fuels bad?
Answer:
  1. How do we obtain fossil fuels?
Answer:
  1. What are alternative energy sources that we can use instead of fossil fuels?
Answer:
  1. How can we decrease the amount of fossil fuels being used?
Answer:
Solar Energy:
  1. Why is solar energy a good alternative to fossil fuels?
Answer:
  1. What mineral is used to collect solar energy? How is that mineral obtained?
Answer:
  1. What are some of the negatives of solar energy?
Answer:
Nuclear Energy:
  1. What is nuclear energy?
Answer:
  1. How do we get electricity from nuclear energy?
Answer:
  1. Why is it a good alternative to fossil fuels?
Answer:
  1. What are the cons of nuclear energy?
Answer:
  1. Is it safe or not? Explain.
Answer:
Other Energy Resources:
  1. Name and describe at least three (3) other alternative energy resources.
Answer:
  1. Why are people looking for alternative resources to fossil fuels?
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Your Task:
You work for a company that is looking for alternative resources to fossil fuels. Your job is to come up with a presentation to present to Duke Energy to convince them to fund research to help find alternative resources to using fossil fuels for energy. In your presentation, you need to include the following:
  • Reasons fossil fuels are bad
  • Alternate energy resources
  • The pros and cons of the alternate energy resources
  • How to implement the alternative energy resource
You can choose one of the following ways to make your presentation:
  • Video
  • Slides
  • Information Packet
  • Other options need to be approved
You will make this presentation to Duke Energy (the class) Friday, January 6th. You need to be prepared to convince us to fund your research for alternative energy sources. You will be graded on the following:
  • Information is accurate in your presentation
  • Your argument is convincing
  • Your presentation is creative and convincing
 

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Science Standards

Standard: 8E.5C.1 Obtain and communicate information regarding the physical and chemical properties of minerals, ores, and fossil fuels to describe their importance as Earth resources.

 

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