The oil spill currently threatening the southern coast of the United States is one of the worst in history.
According to the graphic above, accidents like this seem to be getting worse and worse as time goes on. This spill threatens to force a number of endangered species into extinction, along with seriously affecting the seafood “crop” for the years ahead.
Given what you have learned about alternative sources of energy, what message do you want to send to the leaders of today. Will this disaster finally be the trigger that inspires corporations and world leaders to work towards curtailing out dependence on oil? Is anyone using this as a launching pad for discussion about ending out dependence on oil as an energy source? Explore what other news agencies are reporting regarding the serious nature of this spill and comment accordingly.
Below you will find a timeline created on a site called dipity. This site allows us to create collaborative timelines. The grade 6 science curriculum requires us to “evaluate the impact of the use of electricity on both the way we live and the environment”, and “demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electrical energy and its transformation into and from other forms of energy”.
Using the timeline, your task is to contribute five events that examine one or both of these overall expectations. These events can explore past milestones in the energy sector (the invention of a different source of energy), environmental concerns (disasters relating to the creation or distribution of energy), the process of converting a specific form of energy into a distributable resource, or potential future energy sources.
Each one of your events must include a title, a date, a description, and at least three of the available four content fields:
Make note of the events you add. Once you have added five events, you will create a blog entry explaining their importance and justifying their inclusion on the timeline. You will need to create a username on dipity before you are able to start contributing content. Once you are a user, you will be able to create content using the “Add an Event” button in the top left corner of the timeline.