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2019, Bigelow Middle School, Engineering Technology Department

 


The following choices are "Grade Booster" extra credit activities. By completing them in full, you can boost your lowest individual grade for the term by up to 50 points.  To receive credit, all work must be completed before the end of the current term.  Click on any subject and a set of detailed directions will follow.  Click HERE if you would like to print the list of extra credit projects.  

The following choices are "Grade Booster" activities and will boost your lowest grade for the term by 10, 20, or 30 points depending on the level of difficulty.  To receive full credit, all work must be completed before the end of the current term.  Click on any subject and a set of detailed directions will follow.  Click HERE if you would like to print the list of extra credit projects.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, various forms of biomass energy account for 45 percent of renewable energy used in the U.S.   Biomass is used to meet a variety of energy needs, including generating electricity, heating homes, fueling vehicles and industry. (http://www.nrel.gov/documents/biomass_energy.html.)

DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how biomass technology is being used as an alternative energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to biomass technology
2.  An explanation of how biomass technology works and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how coal burning technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to coal burning technology
2.  An explanation of how the process of burning coal produces electricity and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how natural gas technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to natural gas technology
2.  An explanation of how natural gas technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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US geothermal power plants generate enough electricity to power the homes of more than 3.5 million people.  The power plants produce electricity at 5 to 7.5 per kilowatt-hour. (http://www.nrel.gov/documents/geothermal_energy.html.)

DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how geothermal technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to geothermal technology
2.  An explanation of how geothermal technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how hydropower technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to hydropower technology
2.  An explanation of how hydropower technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how nuclear power is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to nuclear power technology
2.  An explanation of how nuclear power technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how petroleum technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to petroleum technology
2.  An explanation of how petroleum technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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More than 16,000 wind turbines in California generate enough electricity to meet the residential requirements of a city of about 1 million people (The population of Denver is about 500,000). This is equivalent to a medium-sized nuclear plant (http://www.nrel.gov/wind/atlpap2.html.)

DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how wind power technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to wind power technology
2.  An explanation of how wind power technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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"Every day more solar energy falls to the Earth than the total amount of energy the planet's 5.9 billion inhabitants would consume in 27 years" (http://www.nrel.gov/documents/solar_energy.html.)

DIRECTIONS:  Write a one page report explaining how solar power technology is being used as an energy source.  Your report should be computer generated or typed, no larger than size 12 (pt.) text, and should be double spaced.  Your report should include, but not limited to, the following:

1.  A title page with a graphic, drawing, picture, or illustration related to solar power technology
2.  An explanation of how solar power technology is utilized for energy and where the source of the energy comes from
3.  Drawings or illustrations that would help to explain the technology
4.  Facts about energy production and a list of pros and cons for its use
5.  A list of all references used

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