Explore The Field- Science 9

My Question: How do wind and water create electricity?

I want to research this question because I can research a way to create electricity with something simple as water and wind, and see if its better then typical ways of electricity such as solar panels. I especially want to research the different ways of electricity because if something using wind and water is better for the environment, then why not use it and change the way some places in the world produce their electricity?

Some media from Pexals.com: 

My 3 Critical questions:

What is the cheapest source of energy? By David Neild/ The University of Yale. Source of information is from (Google)

Solar power is the cheapest and is also very environmentally friendly source of electricity. Solar is also half the price of coal based powered things. Solar energy is becoming very popular because it isn’t very expensive in most places, it includes cheap equipment and is a natural environmental friendly resource. Solar is not the cheapest all around the world but is cheapest in the majority of the world. For example, in developing countries like Gaza, solar panels are cheap but not everyone has the access to constant electricity that they need.

What source is most reliable? By Steven Avv. Information from (Google)

Fossil fuels are the most reliable source of energy across North America and The United Kingdom. Fossil fuels are made of coal and natural gas. Natural gas is said to be about 32% of the resource and coal is said to be 30%. Fossil fuels are the most reliable especially because they are high in demand and are extremely dependable.

What source of energy is most natural and best for the environment? (google)

Wind power is the most environmentally friendly and does not have any toxic fumes, or harms  anyone globally. Win power is produced by Ising wind turbines. The wind rotates the wings, which makes the rotator that I also connected to a shaft spin, which would generate us with electricity. Wind power is the most non wasteful, clean, natural, affordable, resource that is out there.

My Main Question: What source of electricity is best for third world countries? 

In my findings I found every question I had all had different answers. I found that in third world countries the best option is either wind power, or solar power. If the country has space, and enough wind to power the windmills it would be a really good choice to invest in. First off, it is environmentally friendly and doesn’t create waste with fossil fuels etc.
If the place you are in doesn’t have the access to wind then solar power is also a cheap, environmental friendly investment that will give many power.

Answering these critical questions really helped me see how every question has different answers. For example, I asked questions that could help developing countries have the best way of providing electricity for their country, but every question had a totally different answer. All the questions were some how related and everything was still so different. I wanted the best source to be clearly identified but that isn’t the case because different reasons have different answers. This helped me realize there isn’t just one clear answer, it all depends on where you are, how much money it is, and if it works in your certain area. Solar power may not be as reliable if you aren’t getting as much sun as you need, but depending on where you are it may be the best option.

During this assignment I answered;

  1. “What is the cheapest source of electricity?”
  2. “What source of electricity is the most reliable”?
  3. “What source of energies the best for the environment”?

Some other questions that are related to my assignment are

  1. “What is an easier source of energy to use and maintain”?
  2. “What source of energy is the most popular and why”?
  3. “what type of energy is the most used in richer places and why”?

During this assignment I used Google to research points to answer my questions, I used a new cite called pexels to find my photos.

During the research process when I found a piece of information I needed I checked a lot of other cites to see if it was true, and I made sure the information sounded real and reliable. When I wanted to use a piece of information from google, I checked a few other websites to see what the have to say, and if it was similar or not.

This was a harder assignment for me because I had trouble finding good sources of information on websites other than google. I used pexels to find photos other than on google images, but finding actual articles that would help my questions was a harder challenge for my type of questions. I think I could have made it better by trying out more websites and getting use to other cites other than google.

Work-cited: 

https://www.sciencealert.com/solar-power-is-now-the-cheapest-energy-in-the-world

https://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/ens-solar-power-gaza

https://oilvoice.com/Opinion/8718/The-Most-Reliable-Energy-Sources-

https://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.php?page=electricity_in_the_united_states

https://www.ucsusa.org/clean-energy/renewable-energy/environmental-impacts

 

 

4 Comments on Explore The Field- Science 9

  1. Mr. Robinson
    April 1, 2019 at 7:33 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I am glad that you realized that the situation is a bit more complicated than just one answer. Asking more critical questions would have made this post even better. Did nuclear energy come up in your research at all? What do you think is the next step for you to address the needs shared by Sara Badiei?

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  2. aliyahj2018
    April 2, 2019 at 9:06 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I wonder the exact same thing about your question. Reading through this has increased my understanding of how we make electricity with wind and water. This will definitely help achieve the goal we have for our final project.

    Amazing job Hannelie

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  3. emmaleighh2018
    April 2, 2019 at 9:15 pm (2 weeks ago)

    I really liked how you asked questions that will help out with our goal in researching for our final project. Keep up the good work Hannelie!

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  4. Kiara
    April 2, 2019 at 9:27 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Reading this has helped me find out more about how water and wind power is made, and as you said maybe wind power is one of our best options for this project. Great job Hannelie.

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