# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Sustainability and Renewable Technologies TSA Competitive Events Correlation by Task

CTE Resource Center - Verso

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TSA Competitive Events Correlation by Task

In this course, the following tasks/competencies reinforce the standards listed beside them. Teachers may identify additional reinforcements in locally developed instructional materials.

Task/Competency Number Task/Competency Statement Standards
39 Interpret sustainability as it applies to social, economic, and environmental issues. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech
40 Illustrate the interconnectedness of the global community. TSA Competitive Events: Digital Video Production ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Scientific Visualization (SciVis) ♦ Webmaster
41 Compare and contrast renewable resources and non-renewable resources. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
43 Evaluate a variety of media and informational sources for reliability, bias, and propaganda. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
44 Analyze an individual’s impact on natural resources. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
47 Research quality-of-life issues in developed and developing countries. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Prepared Presentation
48 Compare and contrast quality of life in developing nations with quality of life in developed nations. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Prepared Presentation
49 Research the relationships among standard of living, economic growth, and energy consumption. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech
50 Differentiate between needs and wants. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech
51 Illustrate the interconnectedness of needs and wants and resource availability. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design ♦ Engineering Design ♦ Essays on Technology
52 Identify factors that influence consumer choices. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
53 Explain economic interests as a motivating force behind energy usage decisions. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech
56 Analyze the relationship between population and carrying capacity. TSA Competitive Events: Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
57 Research a country's gross domestic product (GDP) and its correlation to resource consumption. TSA Competitive Events: Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
58 Examine the environmental impacts of the extraction and reliance on fossil fuels. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
59 Outline a major environmental issue that affects human health and the viability of our planet. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
60 Demonstrate a major technological environmental issue’s effect on global and local human health and the viability of our planet. TSA Competitive Events: Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
61 Debate strategies for responding to major environmental issues. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues
62 Explain basic concepts of ecology and environmental science. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Debating Technological Issues
63 Examine the interconnectedness between man-made structures and the natural environment. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design
64 Examine definitions of climate change. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
65 Examine the scientific research regarding climate change. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
66 Research how climate change will impact different regions of the United States. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
67 Examine the economic impacts of climate change. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
68 Research the impact of mankind's use of technology on the environment. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Prepared Presentation
69 Compare sustainable alternatives in agriculture. TSA Competitive Events: Biotechnology Design ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
70 Identify sustainable alternatives in construction and building management. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design
71 Explain the environmental impact of new construction versus renovation. TSA Competitive Events: Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
72 Design methods to reduce energy consumption in a given process in building management. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
78 Analyze barriers to implementation of renewable technology and practices. TSA Competitive Events: Debating Technological Issues ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Prepared Presentation
79 Propose methods of overcoming barriers to implementation of renewable technology and practices. TSA Competitive Events: Essays on Technology ♦ Extemporaneous Speech ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Prepared Presentation
80 Assess the accessibility of renewable technologies within a given geographical area. TSA Competitive Events: Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
82 Explain the function of the basic components of a photovoltaic system. TSA Competitive Events: Engineering Design ♦ Technology Bowl
83 Produce a working wind turbine. TSA Competitive Events: Engineering Design ♦ Technology Bowl
85 Construct a model of a photovoltaic (PV) array and/or wind turbine system that powers a small device. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design
86 Investigate how wind speed and direction affect wind turbine energy output. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)
87 Explain the basic principles of geothermal and geo-exchange systems. TSA Competitive Events: Principles of Technology (Virginia only) ♦ Scientific Visualization (SciVis)
88 Compare and contrast sustainable alternatives and conventional building practices. TSA Competitive Events: Architectural Design ♦ Debating Technological Issues ♦ Engineering Design ♦ Essays on Technology ♦ Geospatial Technology (Virginia only)