About Ecofish
In EcoFish© we use water to power objects.EcoFish consists of Alex and Jared.Our invention uses water to create electricity.We do that by using turbines to move the water, as this step continues, the water changes into kinetic energy, which is then used to power a generator.Lastly,the kinetic energy changes into electricity.
EcoFish's proud partners:
EcoFish is a proud partner of Solar Sun inc. Buy their inventions: Solar computer,Solar iPod and the Solar
EcoFish Logo
  • We used Glitterfly to add some cool effects to our logo, hope you enjoy it!
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Eco fish model
Read how it works below.
Steps are numbers.
  1. EcoFish™ will swim through the ocean,sucking up water through it's ,mouth and gills.
  2. The water then goes through the filter.The filter cleans the gunk out of the water,also releasing clean extra water into the ocean.
  3. The water then goes through a number of turbines and pressurized water reactors.
  4. The reactors separate the incompatible water chemicals.
  5. The turbines change the remaining water chemicals to kinetic energy.
  6. The kinetic energy is put into generators,as the kinetic energy is stored.
  7. A small fish like device is sent carrying the energy.It luacthes onto a electric generator and makes electricity!
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1. Create a company logo (Done)
2. Put Big 6 Steps into Wiki page.(Done)
3. Create 10 Questions using the Big 6 model and get Mr. Garrison Approval(Done)
4. Decide on how information will be presented
5. Tag wiki pages for grading.(Done)
6. For Big6 3.2 use "Wonder Wheel" and Skitch to create search terms(Done)
7. Bookmark 20 websites on diigo and have at least 2 sources highlighted on those web pages for each question.(Done)

Information Problem - Summary

- What does your teacher want you to do? Make sure you understand the requirements of the assignment.
- Ask your teacher to explain the assignment if it seems vague or confusing.
- Restate the assignment in your own words and ask if you are correct.

Our teacher asked us to choose an alternative energy source and research it. We chose water.
Next, we were to create an invention and logo as our project.(See logo and model of invention above.)
Finally, we will use the "Big6" to put our project happen.(See our project and "Big6" below)

1.2 Information Needed - 10 Questions

- What information do you need in order to do the assignment?
Your teacher will often tell you what information you need.
- If he or she does not, it will help to write a list of questions that you need to look up.

These questions can be used as a place to start. You may find additional information that is not included in your original question.Questions below:
Q1:What is water energy?
Q2: Why can kinetic energy power other objects?
Q3: How does water create kinetic energy?
Q4: What does kinetic energy do?
Q5: Why is possible to use water(alternative energy) to power objects?
Q6: Why can’t water itself power machines?
Q7: Why can water(alternative energy) create energy?
Q8: Why does positive energy power objects?
Q9: Why are there so many types of energy water can create?
Q10:What is kinetic energy

2.1 Possible Sources

Determine the range of possible sources (brainstorm)
- Make a list of all the possible sources of information that will help you answer the questions you wrote in Task Definition (Big6#1.1, 1.2).
- Consider library books, encyclopedias, and web sites to which your library subscribes (ask your librarian!), people who are experts in your subject, observation of your subject, free web sites and surveys.
Websites we could use
Books on water and kinetic energy

2.2 Best Sources

Evaluate the possible sources to determine priorities (select the best sources)
- Look carefully at your list.
- Circle the sources that are available to you and easy for you to use.
(Try new sources, you might find some really fun facts. If there are some new sources that you need help to use, ask your teacher, librarian, mom or dad.)


3.1 Locate Sources

Locate sources
- Figure out where you will get these sources.
- Beside each source, write its location.
If it is a web site, list its web address.
- To save time, try to use web sites that your teacher or librarian have linked or bookmarked.
- If your source is a person, figure out how you will contact him or her and make a note of this.

Now, you will actually get the sources.
You may have to get and use each source one at a time. If so, come back to this step to locate each source.

These are our sources
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3.2 Information Within Sources

Now that you have the source in hand, how will you get to the information that you need to answer your questions? (Remember the questions you wrote in Task Definition?) This all depends on the source.

- First, make a list of words that will help you find information in all of your sources. These are called keywords. They are like synonyms and related words to your topic. You can find many of these in the questions you wrote in Big6 Task Definition (Big6 #1.1, 1.2). Try this easy way to create keywords. Use the wonder wheel too.

  • water
  • kinetic energy
  • turbines
  • alternative energy
  • electricity

Our wonder wheel: Google's wonder wheel:
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4.1 Engage

- You will need to read, listen or view your source.
If you can't understand any of your sources, ask an adult to help you. It's OK not to understand something, but it's not OK to avoid asking for help.
- You may not need to read, listen to, or view all material in each book, article, or website. You are looking for the specific information you need. Read the first sentence in each paragraph to decide if that paragraph has answers to your questions
Questions and answers

Q1:What is water energy?
A1:Hydro energy is simply energy that is taken from water and converted to electricity/energy.
Q2: Why can kinetic energy power other objects?
A2: Kinetic energy is a kind of energy that is created when something is in movement.
Q3: How does water create kinetic energy?
A3:Water can create kinetic energy by passing through turbines. When the turbines spin it creates kinetic energy.
Q4: What does kinetic energy do?
A4:The kinetic energy that EcoFish makes is used to power other electricity-powered objects.
Q5: Why is possible to use water(alternative energy) to power objects?
A5:It is possible because when the water moves we can make it pass turbines and when the turbines move we create energy.
Q6: Why can’t water itself power machines?
A6:water itself can’t power machines because water can’t become energy.
Q7: Why can water(alternative energy) create energy?
A7:Hydro power is generated by using electricity generators to extract energy from moving water.
Q8: Why does positive energy power objects?
A8: there is no positive or negative energy until it’s personalized
Q9: Why are there so many types of energy water can create?
A9:Renewable energy is energy which comes from natural resources such as sunlight,wind,rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which arerenewable (naturally replenished).
A10:Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. An object that has motion - whether it is vertical or horizontal motion - has kinetic energy.

4.2 Extract

It's time to take some notes! Remember if you discover more questions while you are taking notes, it is OK to add them to your list.
We found no needed extra questions.

5.1 Organize information from multiple sources

Decide how you will put together your notes and add your ideas and insights.

You may:

  • Write a rough draft
  • Build an outline
  • Create a storyboard
(We listed our used websites instead)

(Sometimes it is easier to put the notes together in a form that resembles the final project.)

Diigo bookmarked Websites we used


5.2 Present the information

If your teacher assigns the product:
* Remember to follow the guidelines he or she gives.
* Include your ideas along with the information you found in books, web sites, and other sources.

If you get to choose your final product: * Make sure you follow your teacher's guidelines. *
Decide which product will best suit your subject.

Think about these options:
o an oral presentation using PowerPoint o writing a paper
o creating a video or audio tape
o using technology if it is the best way to show the results of your information-finding

In any final presentation, make sure you:
o Include your ideas along with the information you found in books, websites, and other sources.
o Make sure that your final product or paper is more than just a summary of what you found in the other sources.
o Create a product or write a paper that you would be proud for anyone to read or see.
o Include a bibliography.


This is our scratch

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This our glog

Google Presentation