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Topic 4 - Alternative Fuels and Energy

Through reading, class discussion, research, and presentations, these lessons cover alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. Students will learn about the changing transportation system and the need to develop and use alternative fuels, as well as the availability, safe distribution, and social and environmental costs of fuels.

Subjects Addressed

English, Language Arts and Reading; Integrated Physics and Chemistry; Biology; Environmental Systems; Chemistry; Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography; and Social Studies

Lesson 1 Understanding Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Activity Type:

Independent research, research paper, and/or class presentation

Suggested Time:

1 week for research plus class presentations

Student Objectives:
  • Investigate alternative fuel vehicles to identify their costs and benefits.

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