Nergy strategy meeting the worldas growing population demand: current and future challenges and potential sustainable solutions

PROJECT OUTLINE

Project Overview: The written assignment for this module is a research-based individual written
project of 1,500 words. You are asked to research this topic thoroughly using
approved research methods and resources. You will present your research
and analysis of the subject in the format of a structured essay.
Overall Aim: You are asked to research one topic related to Natural Science. The written
report should include clear explanations of the key scientific concepts, as
well as a detailed analysis of your findings and your conclusions.
Learning Outcomes :

At the end of the course the students will be able to:
1. Discriminate between science and its applications.
2. Identify and discuss issues arising from the application of science.
3. Appraise the nature of modern science and how it is conducted.
4. Engage in critical discussion about society and its relationship with science
and scientists.
5. Analyse the interrelationships and complexity of selected ecosystems and how
humans interact and impact on these
.
Organisation & Methodology:
The written assignment for this module is a research-based individual written project of 1,500 words (not
including reference list) on the topic described below. You are asked to research this topic thoroughly
using approved research methods and resources. You will present your research and analysis of the
subject in the format of a structured essay.
Your written research project must be uploaded onto course page on Moodle (Turnitin link) and
submitted as a hard copy to reception.
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Natural Science PO Written Research Project 2013.2
You will need to decide on a suitable method of investigation (this should include researching relevant
literature and academic articles). The written report should include clear explanations of the strategy
chosen, as well as a detailed analysis of your findings and your conclusions. The written report should
include clear explanations of the key scientific concepts relating to the topic and definitions of relevant
terminology, as well as an analysis of your findings and your conclusions.

Topics for written research report:

Energy strategy meeting the worldas growing population demand: current and future challenges
and potential sustainable solutions
You are asked to research the challenges which we currently face and will face in the next 40 years in
order to meet the worldas growing population demand for energy. Your project should additionally propose
potential sustainable solutions to solve these energy supply challenges and critically assess the
advantages, drawbacks and feasibility of these solutions. Your research should include available scientific
evidence pertaining to energy challenges and potential solutions. The research should rely on peerreviewed
recent references and sources.
Guidelines for Written Submission:

The final written report should be approximately 1500 words in length. You are required to include a cover
sheet which should include your name and a signed copy of the plagiarism statement.
The format of your written report should have an introduction, a logical sequence to the presentation of
the main body of the report, and a conclusion. You should take a critical and analytical approach to your
research findings, and present your ideas in your own words. The report must be appropriately and
accurately supported by references using APA style, you should use a balance of different sources i.e.
peer reviewed academic journals, reports, internet sources, and books (you must not only use internet
sources).

Tasks & Weighting:
Tasks Weighting Grade out
of 100
Thoroughness and originality of research, appropriateness of content. Ability
to select relevant material.
30%
Explanation and understanding of scientific concepts. 30%
Analysis and ability to identify links between the main themes of the module. 15%
Presentation of concepts, synthesis and sequencing of ideas and clarity of
explanations.
15%
Referencing (appropriate sources and use of referencing, accurate
referencing style in text and in reference list)
10%
Total 100%

Nergy strategy meeting the worldas growing population demand: current and future challenges and potential sustainable solutions

You are asked to research the challenges which we currently face and will face in the next 40 years in order to meet the worldas growing population demand for energy. Your project should additionally propose potential sustainable solutions to solve these energy supply challenges and critically assess the advantages, drawbacks and feasibility of these solutions. Your research should include available scientific evidence pertaining to energy challenges and potential solutions. The research should rely on peerreviewed recent references and sources.