Greenhouse Project

Renewable Energy Note Guide:

SWOT Notes: Make a copy, rename for group (Tundra 1 Greenhouse SWOT), “share” with your teammates, add a header (insert- header) with everyone’s name.

 

T-Chart:  Make a copy, rename and share with group (Desert 2 Greenhouse Problems/Solutions), “share” with your teammates, add a header (insert- header) with everyone’s name.

 

Greenhouse Research: Make a copy, rename and share with group (17 11 30 Science 7 Per ? Farming and Engineering Research Biome?)

 

Books:

OPAC:  Subject search the name of your biome (e.g., tundra, chaparral).

Some biomes are known by more than one name.  The following list will give you alternative terms to search:

Browse:  574.5  The library has many biomes series.  Look for books that are at a comfortable reading level for you.

Print Encyclopedias: World Book; The Living Earth (R/570); Plants and Plant Life (R/580); International Wildlife Encyclopedia (R/591.03)

Digital Resources:

Biome Information for SWOT:

Desert=Mojave Desert, USA/ Tropical Forest=Yasuni National Park, Ecuador/ Taiga=Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada/ Tundra=Thingvellir National Park, Iceland/ Deciduous Forest=Great Smoky Mountains, USA

Missouri Botanical Garden: http://www.mbgnet.net/

Biomes: http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/biomes.html

Mission: Biomes:  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Experiments/Biome/

Introduction to Biomes  https://php.radford.edu/~swoodwar/biomes/

Specific National Park Location Information:

DESERT – Mojave (California) https://www.nps.gov/moja/index.htm

TROPICAL FORESTS (Rainforests) – National Park of American Samoa https://www.nps.gov/npsa/index.htm

TAIGA (Coniferous Forests) – Wrangell – St. Elias (Alaska) https://www.nps.gov/wrst/index.htm

TUNDRA (Arctic) – Lake Clark (Alaska) https://www.nps.gov/lacl/index.htm

DECIDUOUS FOREST (Temperate Forest) Great Smoky Mountains (Tennessee) https://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm 

Databases:

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

When you search for ‘greenhouse’, you will get many results for ‘greenhouse effect’ or ‘global warming’. This is not what we are researching. You will want articles specific to building a greenhouse.

EBSCO Host: Search – greenhouses NOT gas* – then go to SUBJECT and check “greenhouses” for best search.

Britannica School - For energy sources – search “solar energy” “wind energy” etc.

World Book Online: (or print) has good information.  For energy sources – search “solar power” “wind power” etc.

SIRS Discoverer :  search- hydroponics / search- solar energy / search- wind power / search- renewable energy sources

Student Resources in Context (Gale)

Science in Context (Gale)

 

Google Search Tips:

When you search on your own you MUST check the source’s Accuracy and Credibility using the following link.

Accuracy and Credibility Assessment

search tip #1- put multiple word names or phrases in quotes  – “solar power”

search tip #2- do site specific searches (.edu, .gov, .org) to target specific types of websites – site: edu greenhouse design  / site:edu greenhouse heating

 

Greenhouse Examples

Inhabitat.com -These are examples of innovative, “out of the box” greenhouses.

Vertical Greenhouse http://www.economist.com/node/17647627

Geodesic dome Greehouse http://inhabitat.com/mobile-dome-of-visions-greenhouse-studio-boasts-a-facade-of-cnc-cut-fish-scales-in-copenhagen/

Underground Greenhouse https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/greenhouses/what-are-pit-greenhouses.htm

Last Updated: 12/21/18