Thermodynamics Project - Heat Engine
Purpose: To discover how a particular type of heat engine works and describe it on a poster.
1. Do your own work, this is an individual project.
2. Research the type of particular heat engine you have been assigned.
3. Produce a simplified drawing of the heat engine on a poster board and clearly describe each
step the heat engine goes through to produce or reduce heat.
Neatness counts - Items to consider and include:
You poster should be 22” by 14” – this is half a normal poster board you can buy.
Use complete sentences. Print your words, using straight lines.
Use the entire poster to illustrate and explain your heat engine. In other words, plan out your
poster before you begin drawing or writing.
Use different colors to illustrate and describe each step.
The printing on the poster should be by your own hand – not cut and pasted.
With each step be sure to include the type of process it is (e.g. isothermal, adiabatic, etc.)
At the bottom left corner of the poster, list your references.
At the bottom right corner of the poster, include your name and class period.
Due date: February 21st (A days) and February 22nd (B days)
This project will count as a test grade.
The best posters will be displayed in the hallway
Area (points) 20 points 15 points 10 points 5 point 0 points
Content (20) Everything that is One critical item is Two or three critical Four or more Can’t distinguish it
supposed to be missing items are missing critical items are from a Social
included is present missing Studies project
Accuracy (20) Everything on the Something on the Two or three items Four or more items Could be
poster is accurate poster is inaccurate are inaccurate are inaccurate considered a work
Neatness/Grammar (20) Wow! An eye Very neat and easy A few minor goof Could have been a A very sad effort.
catching knockout to read and ups, but otherwise lot better with a Looks like your
poster. Perfect understand. readable and little more time and little brother did it
grammar. No grammar errors. understandable effort while eating Cocoa
On Time (20) Ready to turn in at Handed in after One day late More than one day Teacher never saw
beginning of class class on the due late it – only heard
date rumors that it
References/Name (20) All included as Included but in Missing something Totally forgot to Obviously made
requested and in wrong format or vital – like your add references the whole thing up
the right place location name and turned it in
Types of Heat Engines or engines using thermodynamic principles
1. Heat Pump to create heat
2. Heat pump to create cooling
4. Stirling engine (one cylinder)
5. Stirling engine (two cylinders)
6. Diesel Engine
7. Gasoline engine
8. Steam Engine