Agricultural Studies

examine renewable and nonrenewable energy resources for supplying electricity.

Assignment OverviewUnit 4 – Individual Project
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Analysis of Energy Sources Lab
In this lab, you will examine renewable and nonrenewable energy resources for supplying electricity. The goal is to consider the high demand for energy and the impact of various energy sources on human health and the environment. Which energy sources are the best options?
For this assignment, you will use the Unit 4 Lab: Analysis of Energy Sources to complete the Unit 4 Lab Report.
First, view the Unit 4 Lab: Analysis of Energy Sources.
Then, open this template.
Using the Lab Report template, you will complete the information below.
Fill in the data table using the Electrical Power Plant comparison.
Energy Source
Annual Net Power Generation(MWh)
CO2 Emissions
Sulfur Dioxide, NOx, and Other Emissions
Methane emissions(tons)
Solid Waste Output (tons)
(# deaths from air pollution and accidents)
Natural Gas
Write a Lab Report using the scientific method. Your report will include all of the following:
Purpose: In 2–3 sentences, state the purpose of the Analysis of Energy Sources Lab.
Introduction: In a detailed paragraph, summarize what is currently known about renewable and nonrenewable energy sources. Use the background information provided in the Unit 4 Lab: Analysis of Energy Sources.
Hypothesis/predicted outcome: In 1 sentence, state what you expect the results of the lab procedure will be.
Methods: In a detailed paragraph, summarize the steps you performed to collect the data in this lab exercise. The goal of the Methods section is to include enough information that others can duplicate your process and obtain the same results
Results/outcome: In a detailed paragraph, summarize your data.
Discussion/analysis: In a detailed paragraph, discuss whether you obtained the expected results and what you learned from the lab.
Submit your completed assignment in one of the following ways:
Upload your completed Lab Report.
Upload an image with your completed Lab Report.
Type in your responses to the Lab Report in the IP submission text box.
View the Individual Project Demo for guidance on how to submit your Lab Report as an Individual Project via the Virtual Classroom or the CTU Mobile app.
Assignment-Specific Grading Criteria
Unit 4 Individual Project Grading Criteria
Max Points
The Table in Part 1 is completed correctly.
The Purpose describes the purpose of the lab exercise.
The Introduction includes a description of renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.
The Hypothesis is a prediction of the results.
The Methods section includes a summary of the procedures used to collect data.
The Results include a summary of the data.
The Discussion includes a description of whether the expected results were obtained and what the student learned.
Uses proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar to write clearly and effectively.