Making Use of a School Science Project on Energy to Educate Youngsters on the Energy Crises
Author: Paul P Fletcher
Choosing the right science project for young people to do should include the concept of helping them become more involved in today's important global issues. A science project on solar panels could be just the thing for them to gain a better understanding of how the energy crisis is affecting us and what they can do about it.
We have come to appreciate the enormous changes that have occurred in the past few decades. We only need look at the impact that the Industrial Revolution period has had on the environment to see that all is not well with the planet. Our lakes, oceans, and rivers are in a pitiable state. The very air that we breathe is infused with pollutants that make us sick. Natural disasters are now more frequent, devastating millions of lives each year. The energy sources that have provided the power to fuel so-called economic and technological development and progress have taken their toll on our fragile environment. And the younger and future generations are the ones who are going to pay for the follies of the older generations who thoughtlessly abused our natural resources and the environment.
It has come to a point that the very survival of the human race is being questioned as being endangered in the coming years. The abuse of Mother Nature and her bounty has led to massive pollution throughout the globe. The biggest impact has been those of fossil fuels polluting, not only the atmosphere but, the water and other resources that maintain our survival. Mining for fossil fuels takes a toll on the nearby environment, causing irrevocable damage.
These are likely contributers to the greenhouse effect that may lead to devastaing floods from increased temeratures melting the ice in the Arctic. Acid rain is caused by fossil fuels' sulphur oxide emissions and pose a dangerous threat to our environment. Because fossil fuels are non-recyclable, the supply of this energy source will end in due time. The fact that our fossil fuel resources are fast depleting is a serious issue which we will have to face or else we can no longer have sufficient sources of energy to support human civilization.
These all being said, you can imagine how educating the future generations of our world about energy efficiency can help in saving what remains of our energy sources and rebuilding the damage fossil fuels have done. The energy crises, the harmful consequences of fossil fuel use on the environment - our young people should be made aware as to how these are both significant issues that affect the very survival of the human race as we know it today.
Knowledge is a powerful weapon which can arm the future generations in their fight to rescue our ailing planet through resolving the issues on energy sources. The fact that you are applying it makes it more effective. If you wish to gain the support of the youth as well as get their interest, the best way to go about it is through application of knowledge.
What would happen if every student and pupil were engaged in a school science project of building a solar panel and educating them on the energy crises. Young people will get to experience for themselves alternative energy solutions by means of solar panels that change sunshine into electrical energy. Allowing them to perform the project by themselves will make them appreciate solar power's simple efficiency. Harnessing power from the sun is a concept that young people of today should be familiar with. Let them have a hands-on project on alternative energy sources such as this one and this will help everyone benefit from the knowledge that the energy and environmental crises can be solved with modern scientific solutions.