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|Title||MIT Course||Preview||Type of Activity||Instructional Approach||Content Area||SDG|
|GFDV: Inertial Circles||Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics||
Demonstration for the course Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate Dynamics.
|Demonstration||Other||Fluid Dynamics||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Discussion Questions 1||D-Lab II: Design||
Write short answers to the following questions and submit them.
|Problem Set||Inquiry-Based Learning||Design||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Shading Studies & Sun Path Diagrams (Assignment 2)||Environmental Technologies in Buildings||
The objective of this assignment is to validate the results of direct shading studies provided by DIVA/Radiance and other tools. To do so, you are asked to take a photo of an object of your choice outside at least twice at different times of day under clear sky conditions. You are then asked to model the object in Rhino and generate two clear sky visualizations under the same sky conditions from about the same perspective as the photo.
|Modeling/Simulation||Experiential Learning||Architecture||SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities & Communities|
|Term Project||Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion||
The purpose of the term projects is to research and study an energy conversion technology in greater depth than possible in class. The project should incorporate thermodynamic analysis if dealing with thermal energy as well as the energy source/fuel, methods of conversion, targeted power range, political and economic constraints, and competing technologies. A technical report and a presentation session will be the final deliverables for the project.
|Presentation, Written Report||Inquiry-Based Learning||Energy Engineering||SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy|
|Assignment 2 (Theoretical Environmental Analysis)||Theoretical Environmental Analysis||
Problem set from the class Theoretical Environmental Analysis.
|Problem Set||Other||Earth Science||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Workshop: Writing Science and Writing Science (cont.)||Science Communication: A Practical Guide||
Revise your one-page written piece to include the elements you recently learned.
|Paper||Other||Communication||SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure|
|Final Project: Essay & Digital Communications Project||Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, And Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises||
|Paper||Other||Energy, Environment, Society||SDG 7 - Affordable & Clean Energy|
|Problem Set 3: Thermal Analysis for a Small House||Ecology II: Engineering for Sustainability||
In this problem set you will be evaluating the energy performance of a house using a MATLAB model you construct. Your model will include heat gains and losses from heat conduction, convection, and radiation as well as heat gains from a thermostatically controlled furnace. You will be examining the effect of changing windows, and other structural components.
|Modeling/Simulation||Experiential Learning||Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering||SDG 15 - Life on Land|
|Final paper||Good Food: Ethics and Politics of Food||
Option A: Option A: Expansion of paper 2. Based on feedback on paper 2, you will develop your argument in paper 3 (2500 words (10 pages)).
Option B: Option B: New paper. You will write on a topic that you pose. Please use the same topic proposal form that was distributed for paper 2. 1250 words (5 pages).
|Paper||Other||Ethics||SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities|
|Problem Set 9: Gravity||Physics and Chemistry of the Terrestrial Planets||
Problem set for the course Physics and Chemistry of Terrestrial Planets.
|Problem Set||Other||Chemistry, Physics||SDG 15 - Life on Land|