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If you're looking for a hands-on project that sharpens your student’s critical thinking and presentation skills this summative project on energy resources is for you! This project is designed to assess student's knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and nonrenewable resources.
The residents of Power City need your student's help. They are trying to select one renewable and one nonrenewable resource to use to provide the energy needs for their city. Based on a DBQ format, students are given three documents (a newspaper article, meteorological data on sunny days and average wind speeds, and a map that marks the location of various renewable and nonrenewable resources). Using these documents and their knowledge of renewable and nonrenewable resources students are asked to select their choices of renewable and nonrenewable resources for the residents of Power City and to present their findings to the Power City Council.
The project is designed with no clear right or wrong answer and can easily be adapted to meet your student's level of comprehension and critical thinking abilities. Students could work individually or in small groups or 2-4.
To maximize the potential of this project students should be very familiar with renewable and nonrenewable resources. They should understand the advantages and disadvantages of each energy source and be able to clearly articulate them in a persuasive presentation.
This project could also easily be adapted to create a common-core aligned argumentative writing piece.
***Before purchasing this project please use the preview to look at the map. It is hand-drawn and does look hand-drawn.***
Created by Classroom 214
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