Mr Legowski’s 10yEN1 home learning – due Tuesday 11 February

Choose one of the four topics from today’s lesson (see below) and find ten facts or statistics about that topic.

  • Should sixteen year-olds be allowed to vote in British elections?
  • Do celebrities have the right to a private life?
  • Why do wind turbines divide opinion so fiercely in Britain?
  • Lions facing extinction in West Africa: why should this concern us?

An independent researcher working at:

  • Grade D will find ten facts or statistics about one of the above topics.
  • Grade C will provide the source(s) of their facts.
  • Grade B will compare and ‘weigh up’ relevant facts and statistics from varied sources.

Mr Legowski

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5 thoughts on “Mr Legowski’s 10yEN1 home learning – due Tuesday 11 February

  1. jacob

    wind turbines
    sources http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generating-energy/Choosing-a-renewable-technology/Wind-turbines
    http://www.technologystudent.com/energy1/wind8.htm
    good
    Wind is free, so once you’ve paid for the initial installation your electricity costs will be reduced.
    Through Feed-in-Tariffs, you get paid for the electricity you generate even if you use it. What you don’t use, you can export to the local grid – and get paid for that too.
    Wind electricity is green, renewable energy and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants.
    If your home isn’t connected to the national grid you can store excess electricity in batteries and use it when there is no wind.
    Although wind turbines can be very tall each takes up only a small plot of land. This means that the land below can still be used. This is especially the case in agricultural areas as farming can still continue.
    Wind turbines are available in a range of sizes which means a vast range of people and businesses can use them. Single households to small towns and villages can make good use of range of wind turbines available today.
    bad
    The cost of a system will depend on the size and the mounting method: building-mounted turbines cost less to install than pole-mounted ones. The average size is 6kW, which can cost between £21,000 and £30,000 for equipment and installation, with VAT at 5%:
    Maintenance checks are necessary every few years, and will generally cost around £100 to £200 per year depending on turbine size. A well-maintained turbine should last more than 20 years, but you may need to replace the inverter at some stage during this time, at a cost of £1,000 to £2,000 for a large system.
    people think they look ugly or are an ‘eyesore’
    `Wind turbines are noisy. Each one can generate the same level of noise as a family car travelling at 70 mph
    Many people feel that the countryside should be left untouched, without these large structures being built. The landscape should left in its natural form for everyone to enjoy

    i think there is equal argument for both sides but looking at disadvantages they are very noisy and dont produce alot of electricity so i have to say that they are a bad idea

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  2. Jordan

    If lions did go extinct it should actually concern us because the food chain will become messed up, other animals may have a possability to become extinct, other animals won’t stay in control, the ecosystem will become unbalanced. well thats all ive got

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  3. Chris.H

    If lions whent extinct should it concern us?

    This concern us because in actual fact africa would loose out on alot of money because alot less people would go on a safari in comparison to how many people do now. Then because they would be loosing out on money they would start to as the more economically advanced countries for more support then they already do, this would include money, help to protect all the other indangerd animals.
    Another reason as jordan has said is that it would affect the food chain, the worries of this would be over population of zebras, gazzels and the other animals that they eat. This could effect us widely as many countries around western africa are main sources of products that at the moment can just go to the super market and pick up. This would be hard to achive if there where lost more animals running around and not having anywhere to call their home, so this then means that they will spread around looking for some where to live. This could result in the animals destroying any towns that provide us and other countries with certian produce that is hard to find anywhere else.

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  4. Sophie Rapps

    1. Lions are hunted for trophies
    2. Europe once had lions.
    3. Only 400 lions are still alive.
    4. West African lions are genetically distinct from others in Africa.
    5. Lions used to be in 21 different areas, but now only 4.
    6. Lions roam in just 1.1% of their historic range in west Africa.
    7. The majority of their habitat has been converted for agricultural use.
    8. The conservation of lions in west africa have been largely neglected, where as in eastern and southern Africa where millions of dollars are spent each year.
    9. The researchers have discovered that West African lions now survive in only 4/5 countries; Nigeria, senegal, benin, niger, burkina faso.
    10. Less than 250 mature lions (of breeding age) are alive.

    I got my stats from bbc news website.

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  5. Jake

    Source http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/knowledge/culture/should-the-uk-voting-age-be-reduced-to-16/

    1.yes they should as it’s just as much as their the future as it is adults.

    2.they need to know what could be happing in the future and they need to prevent this.

    3.adults need to get them involved more so they can learn what to do as a younger age group and then come together as a community earlier and achieve better goals.

    4.They need to make the younger age group feel more confidence before discussing the problems to come.

    5.To push all off the ideas they half to give that are 100% relevant to the community.

    6.Adults need to do this on their own as they have more understand ing than the young ones

    7.Thy need to do this to put the younger people on the right track.

    8.So they are not putting all of the negatives that are to on they younger people.

    9.The adults have a better understanding thank younger teenagers.

    10.Have a better understanding of each other’s agreements and disagreements.

    My personal opinion to this is that we need younger people not to vote as they need to concentrate on a lot around that age : G.C.S.E,college,a job and some even starting their CBT licence.
    I also think that the adults need to leave us with the best designs on their community for a fresh start.

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