Heat and Temperature
End of Unit Project

Reference: Using Thermal Energy Efficiently (Textbook pgs. 260 - 261)

There are differences in heating principles that many people are unaware of. Your project is to convince them (by way of your Ads) that, there is value in various heating principles, because they can be used as alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels.
The essence of your project is to run an Ad Campaign that will get your points across.
In other words, you must sell your ideas to your audience with authentic, realistic proof and meaningful proposals that will be attractive to your audience, in order to make them embrace your Alternative Energy Ideas.

Specifications:
· Your Ad Campaign must consist of 3 (different) - 30 sec PowerPoint Slide Shows - which (theoretically) would air on T.V.
· Each slide show must focus on only one alternative energy idea you want to promote.

  • 3 different slide shows using one alternative energy, or
  • 3 different slide shows, each with a different energy alternative (approach it from a different perspective in co-operation with the use of other forms of thermal energy)

· Each slide show must run automatically and not exceed the time allowed.
· Sample ideas for content (principles) might include:

  • Passive solar energy
  • Active solar energy
  • Wind power
  • Water power
  • Composter power
  • Geothermal energy

· Each slide show should include:

  • The features of the thermal heating principle you are presenting
  • Statistical data used to support your principle
  • Benefits that would be gained by users
  • Cost difference/comparisons
  • Catch phrase!
  • Enduring image! ( it leaves a lasting impression on the audience)
  • Identify how Science and Technology has helped to make the use of this type of alternative energy possible.

· Your Ad Campaign also needs 3 posters, one for each of the shows you are presenting

  • Each poster should promote only the idea you want to come across from each of the shows and should include the catch phrase and enduring image
  • Each poster ( 8½ X 11 ) should be colored and suitable for posting on a bulletin board, or used as a billboard sign

· Your Ad Campaign will be evaluated by a panel of judges who will use the Rubric you have been provided with for the Power Point Shows and the Posters.

'Alternative Energy' Ad Campaign Scoring Guide

Criteria

Comments

Score (Circle only one)

Power Point 1

 

Not Done 1 2 3 4 5 Exemplary

Scientific Principle covered
Advertising Principle used

Power Point 2

 

Not Done 1 2 3 4 5 Exemplary

Scientific Principle covered
Advertising Principle used

Power Point 3

 

Not Done 1 2 3 4 5 Exemplary

Scientific Principle covered
Advertising Principle used

Poster 1

 

Not Done 1 2 3 4 5 Exemplary

Poster 2

 

Not Done 1 2 3 4 5 Exemplary

Poster 3

 

Not Done 1 2 3 4 5 Exemplary

Total ......./ 30........./..........

Evaluation Rubric for Project

5 - All elements covered, exceeds all expectations
4 - All elements covered, surpasses most expectations
3 - All elements covered - minimum expectations
2 - Most elements covered, within expectations
1 - Few elements covered, below expectations