AP Environmental Explores Different Sources of Energy

February 15, 2017

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Perrella’s AP Environmental Science class has been asked to learn how to create electricity using a different source that they were each assigned.

Judy Perrella’s AP Environmental Science students were assigned a different energy source as part of a major project. The students had to prove that their energy source is the best way to produce electricity and they had to argue why this was. Each project was required to have quotes from famous scientists incorporated into their powerpoint. 

Senior Devin Folkman was assigned oil as her energy source. She says, “The process is stressful, but the presentation was a great learning experience.”

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The project takes up most of the third quarter so the girls can have ample time to complete it. 

Perrella assigns this project for the girls so that they can use problem solving  apply the information they have been taught about energy throughout the year.

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The project is done in partners so the girls can share their ideas and divide the amount of work needed to be done.

The girls presented their reasoning for their source of energy in front of a panel of judges. When the girls were done presenting, the judges then posed questions about their projects that turned into a debate between the judges and the presenters.

Senior Ashley Lambert says, “It was hard because the panel would ask questions and we are obviously not experts so we had to try our best to answer the questions.”

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