Jefferson H.S.

Student Project Research Resources v5.5

DRAFT

You will need at least four major "talking points" or issues that support or explain your topic or subject area.

Growing red wriggler worms for fun, compost, and profit

What you can recycle and what not to recycle.

Reasons to recycle

Buying post-consumer recycled products

Advantages of growing your own food

Publicize the local Farmers' Markets

Reasons to ride your bike

Reasons to buy energy efficient products at home

How to save money and avoid "Vampire Watts". (Power that appliances still use when turned off)

How to create a home urban wildlife sanctuary

How to participate in the national and state bird count surveys

How to collect and harvest rain water and save money

What are renewable energy sources (sun, wind, waves, biomass)

How expensive are nuclear power plants?

The dangers of radioactive waste

The dangers of an accidental nuclear war

What happens to plastics in the ocean and environment?

How to buy items made from recycled materials

The advantages of planting native plants (plants that are from California).

How to plant a tree on your parkway and how to get the Los Angeles permit.

Solar ovens -- how to make one from paper, foil, and cardboard

Rocket Stoves

Solar Water Heater

Container Gardening

Simple Gray Water Solutions

Drinking water -- Tap water vs. bottled water. Which is better and saves you money?

Which type of light bulbs are most energy efficient?

Air Pollution: Ozone

Air Pollution: Nitrous Oxides

Water Pollution: From Stormwater Runoff

Water Pollution: From Fertilizer

Air Conditioners: How to make them more efficient

Refrigerators: How to make them more efficient

Sustainable Buildings: Daylighting -- Five examples and their possible impacts

Sustainable Buildings: Insulation -- Five examples and their possible impacts

Sustainable Buildings: Cool Roof Systems -- Five examples and their possible impacts

Sustainable Cars: Biofuels -- Five examples and their possible impacts

Batteries: How to they store electricity and how can they help us be more sustainable in the future?

Hydrogen Fuel-Cells: How to they generate electricity and how can they help us be more sustainable in the future?

Hybrid engines: How to they work and how can they help us be more sustainable in the future?