For this project, you will use the class data posted in the “Shared Data” Discussion containing the Week 5 Water Footprint Data Tables.
This data project will address Course Outcomes 1 and 3:
This data project will be composed of two parts.
In Part I of your report, you will compile class data from the Week 5 Eco Moment on your water usage (found in the “Shared Data” Discussion, under Water Calculator Data) and summarize/analyze it with Excel (or similar spreadsheet program). Discuss what trend(s) you see in the class data that relate to course concepts. Think about the best way to present your findings–tabular or graphical form? There is no “right answer” here, as long as you pick a format that highlights your main findings and support your table(s) and/or graph(s) with clear text that interpret the results. Do any of the findings surprise you? Why or why not?
In Part II, you will research and discuss possible solutions to the environmental problems reflected in the class data. Here, you will want to support your argument with reliable, scientific resources (e.g., peer-reviewed scientific papers, white papers, and government websites). Be sure to end with a strong concluding paragraph that summarizes the main data trend(s), along with the merits and relevance of your chosen solution(s).
The page limit for your written report for both Part I and Part II is 2 pages, plus 1 page for the data table/graph(s) you use to present your findings in Part I. The page limit does not include an optional title page, the reference list, and the appendix with the raw class data. The report should be double-spaced with one-inch margins all around and use a 12-pt font.
Here is the order in which to present the various project components: