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|Title||MIT Course||Preview||Type of Activity||Instructional Approach||Content Area||SDG|
|Project||Ecology I: The Earth System||
Research proposal describing a pilot project for assessing an Earth system-scale geoengineering technology
|Oral Presentation, Paper||Inquiry-Based Learning||Ecology||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Designing a PV System (Assignment 4)||Environmental Technologies in Buildings||
During assignment 1 you determined how much electricity you have used at some point in your life living in an apartment or house. In this assignment you are going to design a PV system that yields the same amount of electricity over the course of a year and calculate the simple payback time required to get your investment back. The assignment is broken into three parts.
|Modeling/Simulation||Experiential Learning||Architecture||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Week 3 Reading Guide: The Nuclear Freeze Campaign and the role of organizers||Science Activism: Gender, Race, and Power||
We start the first day with a brief discussion of Gusterson’s second article, building on the previous long discussion of the first one. The second part of this discussion is based largely on television interviews of two activist leaders of the campaign for nuclear disarmament. We conclude with Beckwith’s chapter and its relevance to current events at MIT.
|Discussion, Reading||Other||Activism||SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions|
|Weekly Response Papers||Environmental Justice Law and Policy||
Each student will write brief weekly response papers of not more than 500 words each (35%). These should present a critical assessment of the assigned material and not a mere restatement of content (link to class readings). The responses give you an opportunity to analyze key ideas that cut across readings, identify questions the readings prompt you to ask, suggest critiques of the data, methodology, or conclusions, or raise concepts you want to clarify.
|Paper||Other||Environmental Law, Policy||SDG 16 - Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions|
|Practical Photovoltaics Design||D-Lab I: Development||
You are in charge of designing a solar panel installation for a rural health post. The requirements for the given location are as follows:
|Worksheet||Experiential Learning||Development, Energy||SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure|
|Problem Set 4: MATLAB Practice||Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability||
This problem set is designed to give you some practice with MATLAB programming. You should develop your own programs rather than modify those handed out in class. The programming problems given here are based on simplified versions of the Exam 1 problems.
|Modeling/Simulation||Experiential Learning||Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Final Paper||Food, Culture & Politics||
Final Paper for Food Culture and Politics
|Paper||Other||Food||SDG 2 - Zero Hunger|
|Urban Plans (Assignment 2)||Introduction to Urban Design and Development||
The purpose of this exercise is to explore the nature of plans and their impact on the form and function of cities. We are interested in the motivations for creating plans, the processes by which they are prepared, the languages of urban design which underlay them, and the long-term effects of plans -- or lack thereof -- on the city. Having considered these issues, you are asked to answer the question: What makes a good plan?
|Paper||Place-Based Learning||Urban Studies||SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption & Production|
|Problem Set 1||Ecology I: The Earth System||
Problem set for the course Ecology I: The Earth System.
|Problem Set||Other||Ecology||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Assignment 1||Building Technology Laboratory||
While you are free to construct your house entirely on the basis of your design and modeling skills and your physical intuition, please consider making use of provided software to guide you in choices about windows and insulation. We will use several versions of this software throughout the lab to compare prediction with performance. The elf house should be ready next week to be placed on the roof for an initial, one-week test period. Please come to lab next week prepared to finish the construction during the first half of our session. We’ll then activate and insert the temperature loggers and place the houses on the roof . We’ll also work with the data from the potatoes and continue to work with the software.
|Lab||Experiential Learning||Architecture||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|