Explore The Field – Science 9

My essential question 

How would the SPPC (solar powered portable charger) help schools  in Gaza or Yemen?

This question is meaningful to me because when Sara Badiei told us about the electricity shortages in Gaza and Yemen, I wanted to do something fun that would help them with their problem. I always wanted to do something that would have a big impact on somebody. I thought that this would be the perfect time to do that.

Photo by Lukas – Pexels

-Three Quality Sources-

– Source #1 – 

            While reading this article, I learnt that the people of Gaza only get 8 hours or electricity a day. They have already installed solar panels in schools, healthcare and water facilities. These help a lot as they get sunshine almost every day of the year. Hopefully the SPPC can help even more with the shortages.                                                                                                                                                                      – Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People

– Source #2

            While reading this article, I found out that Yemen doesn’t get electricity for 20 hours a day. This is because of repeated attacks  on power lines. This has an impact on the preformance of the government. They cut the usage of electricity because of the billions of dallar losses. These cuts can result in protests against the gouvernment. Hopefully the SPPC can help them with their electricity crisis and help end the shortages and cuts. Helping stop the cuts can result in the help of putting an end to the protests.                                                                   – The National

Source #3

                    While reading this article, I learnt how much solar electricty helps people  in Yemen. Solar panels are the best alternative in Yemen as a lot of their power plants have been destroyed by the civil war. Hopefully the SPPC can help even more by charging whatever they need to charge. Laptops in schools and their phones.                                                                                                                                                    – Lobe Log
                    All of this research about the electricity in Gaza and Yemen has helped me answer my essential question. This is because I researched about how much electricity they get per day and how solar panels already help the people in Gaza and Yemen. This gives me a good idea on how the SPPC can help them.
– Information Fluency Questions –
– Critical Questions that helped me research-
1) How much electricity they already use/have in Gaza or Yemen?
2) How hard is it to access solar energy in Gaza or Yemen?
3) What kind of electronics they need to charge in Gaza or Yemen?
– New or familiar digital tools I used during this project –
                   For the photo, I used a new program called Pexels. Pexels is a company that allows you to have photos for free and aren’t copyrighted. This is a new program for me, I usually would use google and click on images for photos.
– How I verified and cited the information I found –
                     To verify the information, I would look at different sites and used the one that had the most infromation. To cite the information that I found, I looked at the name of the page that posted it on the internet then put it underneath my infromation.
– How the process went for me and what I could have done differently –
                      While researching, it was quite easy to research my questions and find out the answers to them. The things that I would have done differently is, do more research and research more about this topic.