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Alternative Energy Persuasive Essay

This project integrates with science.  You will research fossil fuels and an assigned alternative energy.  Your goal is to convince the audience, the reader, why your alternative energy is better than fossil fuels.  To do this, you will need to gather facts about fossil fuels and the assigned alternative energy.  Various sources will be used: classroom textbook, library resources, and internet resources, which are listed below.  Utilize source cards and note cards to track where your information was obtained.  The 5 paragraph essay will consist of the following paragraphs:

  1. introductory

  2. fossil fuels

  3. defining and explain your alternative energy

  4. advantages of the alternative energy

  5. conclusion paragraph. 

If you follow the rubric you will be successful.  This project is double-graded, which means a grade is earned in science and English (a research grade and an essay grade).

1 Persuasive Speech Title : Alternative Energy Needs Your Support o Topic: Alternative Energy and Why it Deserves Support o Specific Speech Purpose: To display the pros of alternative energy and why society should make the switch to renewable energy. o Thesis Statement: With the knowledge that fossil fuels have pollutants and other disadvantages that go along with them, society should make the change to alternative sources of energy such as biomass, solar, and wind because they are safer, renewable, and lead to home independency. o INTRODUCTION o Attention Getter: How often do you get fed up with rising gas prices or your power getting shut off during a storm? Or even seeing documentaries or news stories about oil spills or gas plant explosions? o Restatement of Thesis: : With the knowledge that fossil fuels have pollutants and other disadvantages that go along with them, society should make the change to alternative sources of energy such as biomass, solar, and wind because they are safer, renewable, and lead to home independency. o Preview of Main Points: I will explain the disadvantages of fossil fuels, tell the advantages of alternative energy sources, then explain what some of the options are for alternative energy and give you some options to help support alternative energy. o Transition: Now I am going to explain to you the disadvantages of fossil fuels.

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