Hungry Ocean Forest

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Hungry Ocean Forest

Hungry Ocean

RelevanceGreen house gases create global warming. They allow suns rays to enter the atmosphere but reflect them back to earth. If it is reflected at the polar ice caps it will melt them. This can cause flooding when they melt and create more water. The global warming will peak in the year 2050. Human pollution can cause green house gases. Using less fossil fuel can solve this. There is too much carbon in the air. Global warming makes the planet get hot. This has happened in the past but this time humans might be causing it. It is important to know about global warming because than we can become knowledgeable about things that is happening to our planet. This can help people learn about how to fix the problem and if we are causing it.

Describe Machine:The discovery project is called Hungry Ocean. It uses a pump that pumps high nutrient waters from the bottom of the sea to the higher levels. This helps plankton reproduce quickly to make more plankton. Plankton absorbs carbon from the air and more plankton would create less carbon. These pumps would be placed in the Pacific Ocean. In the Pacific Ocean, where a cup of water holds a quarter of a billion plankton, this idea would be affordable and should work well. Plankton are plants so they absorb carbon. Many pumps would be placed all over the Pacific Ocean. Nutrients come out of the top of the tube near the top of the ocean.

Design Brief:Problem: There is too much carbon in the air that creates greenhouse gases and causes Global Warming.Solution: The Hungry Ocean uses natural resources like plankton to help remove carbon from the air.

Design Specifications:1.There is a long tube that will collect nutrient rich waters from the bottom of the sea.2.There is a hole in the top that will allow the water to escape from the tube that carries the water.3.Hydro powered motor that will suck the waters from the deep part of the ocean and carry it to the top of the tube.4.Machine that can withstand rough waves that will not fall apart.5.Filters in tube that would not let debris into the tube and will only allow the water to come through.

Hypothetical Test:1.You could test the tube by having a motor run and seeing if the tube will carry up the water from the bottom of the ocean. It would pass the test if it could safely take the water to the top of the tube and did not have the water leak out.2.You could test the hole where the water comes out of the tube by having the tube bring up water. It would pass the test if it would let the water escape.3.You would test the Hydro powered motor by using it to try sucking water up the tube. It would pass the test if it was Hydro powered and could suck the water up to the top of the water.4.You could test if the machine would be able to withstand the waves by putting in rough waters. It would pass the test if it did not fall apart.5.You would test the filters by having the machine suck up debris and it would pass if it would not allow the debris into the tube.

Works Cited Discovery Channel. "Discovery Project Earth: Discovery Channel." Discovery Channel: Science, History, Space, Tech, Sharks, News. Web. 17 Dec. 2010.


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