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Topic 8.

1 - Project
You must okay this project with me before beginning it. This project must be typed up and
it must include the assessment criteria from this topic (shown below). Your electronic
copy must be uploaded to TurnItIn.com, and your hard copy must be submitted to me, by
our prearranged due date. Project marks are meant to replace the marks of the
corresponding Summative Assessment whether or not they are better. Projects are your
final opportunity to demonstrate the level of your proficiency in the understanding of this
material. Projects may be resubmitted as many times as you like. Be sure to download the
Project Evaluation rubric to guide you in obtaining maximum marks on your Project
submission.
Understandings:
Specific energy and energy density of fuel sources
Sankey diagrams
Primary energy sources
Electricity as a secondary and versatile form of energy
Renewable and non-renewable energy sources
Applications and skills:
Solving specific energy and energy density problems
Sketching and interpreting Sankey diagrams
Describing the basic features of fossil fuel power stations, nuclear power stations, wind
generators, pumped storage hydroelectric systems and solar power cells
Solving problems relevant to energy transformations in the context of these generating
systems
Discussing safety issues and risks associated with the production of nuclear power
Describing the differences between photovoltaic cells and solar heating panels
Guidance:
Specific energy has units of J kg-1; energy density has units of J m-3
The description of the basic features of nuclear power stations must include the use of control
rods, moderators and heat exchangers
Derivation of the wind generator equation is not required but an awareness of relevant
assumptions and limitations is required
Students are expected to be aware of new and developing technologies which may become
important during the life of this guide

In this project you will write an organized paper explaining this topic and addressing all
of the assessment criteria listed above. You should...
consult the online PowerPoint notes and the Wiki assessment criteria hints so that your
efforts are not wasted,
define the important concepts in your own words,
include pictures and diagrams whenever they are relevant, citing sources,
show formulas and explain the meaning of each symbol,
demonstrate in detail the usage of each formula through legitimate sample problems of
your own design, including detailed solutions,
adhere to significant figures and show correct units in your answers,
show derivations of any formulas we derived in class.