Brainstorming Research Rough Draft- COVID-19 and the Future Impact on Chlldren


1. List of narrowed ideas from the freewrite activity: 

Warmer ocean temperatures

Melting ice caps

Greenhouse gases

Fossil fuels

Disagreement about whether climate change is real 

How politicians talk about climate change

Electric cars

Policies to reduce cost of electric vehicles

Wind farms

Solar power

The cost of alternative energy 

How the international community is addressing climate change

Global leaders in addressing climate change

How the US compares to other nations in addressing climate change

2.  Description with underlined key terms and phrases:

Electric cars are an important step toward addressing climate change by reducing our reliance on gasoline. However, electric cars are still too expensive for the average American to buy, so the government should provide financial incentives to car companies to reduce the price for consumers and increase the availability of charging stations

3. Synonyms and alternate terms:

Electric cars: electric vehicles, plug-in, EV

Climate change: global warming, temperature change, environmental change

Gasoline: petroleum, fuel

Expensive: pricey, costly

Financial incentives: inducement, tax credit, government subsidy

Car companies: car manufacturers, automobile manufacturers (also: Tesla, Chevrolet, Ford, etc.)

Consumers: shopper, buyer

Charging stations: recharging hub, electric recharging point

4. Sources: 5 Sources APA format