Alternative Energy Project: Eye of the Wave




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Summary

Welcome to Kelly and Kai Kai’s Alternative Energy Project Wiki page! In this project, we have to create our own company that invents something that uses the energy that we chose. The company that we created for our Alternative Energy project is called Eye of the Wave. We have decided to create an invention that uses our selected kind of alternative energy( Water energy was our choice) that hopefully someday will be used. We have come up with a barrier that uses large waves to create energy. Plus, this product can also protect settlements of any sort along the coastline from tsunamis. We hope that you will enjoy reading this Wiki page and find out new information about harnessing water power!

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This game was created by Kelly.

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Big 6 Steps

1.1
There are certain requirements for this project. In order to complete this, we must .........
  • Create an imaginary company that focuses on one type of alternative energy
  • Draw a logo for our Alternative Energy company
  • Think of one invention that uses that kind of energy
  • Organize a Wiki page with required information
  • Bookmark at least 20 websites we used for research

1.2

This part of this project requires us to create a set of ten questions regarding our selected type of alternative energy and a second set addressing our buyers' concerns. Here are our questions:
Set #1:1. Why is it possible to create energy using water?
The water can spin wheel-like tools and power on a generator to create energy.


2. Why are there different ways to state ways to generate energy from water?
There are different methods to generate energy from water, and they get different names. Example: Tidal Stream power, Marine current power.


3. How can you use water to create energy?You can use the force generated by fast-flowing water to spin wheels and create energy.

4. What can you use to harness water’s power?
Turbines would be useful, because it could spin and create energy.


5. Where would be a good place to place turbines and a generator to use water power and make energy? Why?
Out by the ocean, so currents could spin turbines and power the energy-producing generator.


6. What have people powered with water energy?
Hydro power has been used to operate various machines, such as dock cranes and domestic lifts.


7. What other tools besides turbines can you use to harness water energy? How does it work?
Water wheels will be helpful, because they pretty much are the same thing as turbines, but they are made out of wood and bulkier. Paddles might also be useful.


8. Explain why turbines would be useful for using water to create energy.
Turbines can help power on a generator if water crashes into it.


9. What is water power?
Water power is energy derived from the force of moving water, and can be used for useful purposes.


10. Why would wheel-like tools be more useful than other tools to help create energy?
Wheel-like tools would be useful, because water can spin them to create energy.

Set #2:
1. What material is Tsunami Barrier made of? Why?
Our invention is made of stainless steel, so it makes it very strong.


2. Will I have some workers come over and set it up for us? How long will it take?
Yes, we will have some workers come over and set it up for you. It will probably take about a week or two.


3. Where would the Tsunami Barrier be placed? Why?
It would be placed out into the ocean so the tsunami barrier will be sure not destroy anything.
And it can use water from regular waves to harness the energy.

4.If we think the Tsunami Barrier needs to be a little thicker, what can we do if we already have it constructed?
If extremely necessary, we can build another Tsunami Barrier in front or behind the original. That way, it would not be as likely to fall over, either.

5. How will you make sure the Tsunami Barrier doesn’t crush us?
You won’t need to worry about this happening! The Tsunami Barrier won’t be on the shore; it will be a little out at sea. That way, if it falls over( Very, very unlikely thing to happen), it won’t crush the people and civilization.


6.How will I get on the other side of the barrier to do stuff out at sea?
If everyone agrees, we can construct a boardwalk from the shore to the barrier. Then, there will be a little number pad by a door ( which moves up and down, not a swinging door). If the correct sequence is punched in, the door will go up. Then, there is a little wooden plaza where you can go fishing and do the other things you’d like to. And if necessary, we can attach a floating dock if you like going on a rowboat or sailboat.


7. If we are playing by the beach when suddenly a tsunami comes, how will I know danger is coming if I’m swimming?
We can have a security camera set up to keep on the lookout for signs of a tsunami. If anything dangerous is sighted, we will sound a tsunami alarm.


8.Is this invention only good for protecting against tsunamis? If not, what else does it protect you from?
Yes, pretty much only good for tsunamis.


9. What is the purpose of the Tsunami Barrier?
Tsunamis are very rare but wouldn’t you want to be prepared if one ever hits? Plus, we can also harness the tsunami’s power and create energy.


10. How can people still see the conditions of the ocean from their settlement?
There will be a special TV show that shows you what the ocean conditions are.

2.1

In this part of the project, we must determine the sources that can be used to answer our questions in 1.2. There will be three categories: People, Places, and Things.

People:
Librarian
Scientist
Engineer

Places:
Public Library
Dams (Ex. Hoover Dam)

Museum

Things:
Books
Encyclopedia
Internet


2.2

Now, we will highlight the sources that can easily be accessed.
People:
Librarian
Scientist
Engineer

Places:
Public Library
Dams (Ex. Hoover Dam)
Museum

Things:
Books
Encyclopedia
Internet




3.1

Now, we will show you 20 websites that were helpful for answering our questions.
1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropower
2.http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/hydro_plant_types.html
3.http://www.lenntech.com/water-energy-faq.htm
4.http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter12.html
5.http://www.energyrefuge.com/archives/hydro-electricity.htm
6.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power
7.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/637322/water-turbine
8.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_turbine
9.http://www.solarpowerwindenergy.org/in_renewable_energy/dock-cranes/
10.http://www.solarpowerwindenergy.org/in_renewable_energy/turbines/
11.http://www.tellmewhyfacts.com/2007/09/what-is-hydropower.html
12.http://library.thinkquest.org/2763/Electricity/Generating/Renewable/Water.html
13.http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blwaterwheel.htm
14.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_wheel
15.http://www.energybible.com/water_energy/water_turbines.html
16.http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/wave.htm
17.http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tidal_power
18.http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=hydropower_home-basics
19.http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/hydroelectric.html
20.http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html


3.2

Here is our drawing filled with synonyms according to our research.



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We also created a wonder wheel.
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4.1

Here, we will show the information given in each source.
1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropower
Gives information on hydropower.
2.http://www1.eere.energy.gov/windandhydro/hydro_plant_types.html
Gives you facts on Hydropower Plants.
3.http://www.lenntech.com/water-energy-faq.htm
Answers questions about hydropower.
4.http://www.energyquest.ca.gov/story/chapter12.html
Tells about Hydro Power and how it is generated.
5.http://www.energyrefuge.com/archives/hydro-electricity.htm
Provides information on hydroelectricity.
6.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power
Defines what Wave Power is.
7.http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/637322/water-turbine
Gives information about water turbines.
8.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_turbine
Tells you what a water turbine is.
9.http://www.solarpowerwindenergy.org/in_renewable_energy/dock-cranes/
More information about hydropower, and states what was powered with water energy.
10.http://www.solarpowerwindenergy.org/in_renewable_energy/turbines/
Tells how hydroelectricity is produced.
11.http://www.tellmewhyfacts.com/2007/09/what-is-hydropower.html
Answers the question “What is hydropower?”
12.http://library.thinkquest.org/2763/Electricity/Generating/Renewable/Water.html
Shows you how water power is harnessed.
13.http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blwaterwheel.htm
Provides information about water wheels.
14.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_wheel
Explains what a Water Wheel is.
15.http://www.energybible.com/water_energy/water_turbines.html
Explains how different kinds of turbines work.
16.http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/wave.htm
Tells how water energy works.
17.http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Tidal_power
Tells readers about Tidal Power.
18.http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=hydropower_home-basics
Gives facts about hydropower.
19.http://www.altenergy.org/renewables/hydroelectric.html
Provides information about hydroelectric power.
20.http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html
Explains how hydroelectric power works, and shows good diagrams of a dam and a generator.


4.2

Now, we will show you a table of our questions, answers, and sources.
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5.1

Now, here is our presentation plan.

  • Introduce this project
  • Google presentation
- Set #1
-Set #2
  • Wiki Page
~ 1.1-5.2
~ Scratch & Glog









5.2


Here we will show you our presentation.

This is our Google Apps presentation as a PDF if you wish to download it.




6.1

Now, we will judge the product.
Kelly: I think our product was fine, but if we had another person in our group, we could've had a better outcome.
Kai-Kai: I also wish we had another person working with us.




6.2

Finally, we will judge the process.
Kelly: I think we should work on time management most.
Kai-Kai: I agree that we need better time management, but the project turned out well.





Thanks for visiting Eye of the Wave's Wiki page!!! :)