|Scooped by Genevieve Hawkins|
'Dangers of Fracking’ is an interactive website which takes the viewer on a journey, through the methodological procedure that mining companies follow to use the technique of hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking. This website includes statistics and scientific terms, however with age appropriate language for those who are novice in fracking and students in stage three classrooms.
The classroom will be separated into groups of eight to conduct this research project of which, there are two sections. Students will conduct research based on their groups given chemical out of the eight listed to be used within this process, the chemicals components and how they affect the environment.
These are the chemicals listed on the website;
- Ethylene Glycol
- Hydrochloric acid
Students will need some access to computers and scientifically appropriate textbooks and resources to conduct their research. Through this they will examine how their chemical, (many chemicals in this process have not been released to the public) affects the environment and people that may come into contact with these chemicals.
After the potential danger of these chemicals is examined and comprehended, students will then chose an energy collection method, which is considered environmentally sound, for example solar energy and create a flow chart to mirror the one demonstrated on the website.
This collaborative learning will encourage students to work as a group and practice their cooperative and problem solving skills; this is an essential part of learning especially for subjects such as HSIE (Gilbert and Hoepper, 2011).
HSIE Stage 3
Patterns of place and location ENS3.5
Relationships with places ENS3.6