Transportation

Grade Level

  • 6-8
  • 9-12
Teachers collect car emissions
Students investigate the relationship between transportation and greenhouse gas emissions then engineer local solutions for getting from here to there with lower climate impact. Kit resources and storyline lessons help you guide student-driven, project-based learning as students reduce local community impacts of transportation on global climate change.
 
WHAT'S IN THE KIT
  • Kit includes: Materials for investigating climate science through the Two Earth model, huge bags to capture exhaust from multiple vehicles, a combustion demonstration apparatus, VEEP and Energy Action Network's transportation data analysis posters
  • Kit size: 1 small tote + 2 medium totes for Modeling Climate Science and combustion demonstration apparatus.
NGSS STANDARDS ADDRESSED
NGSS Standards

Earth and Space Sciences

MS-ESS3-5 Human Impacts on Climate: Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperature over the past century.

MS-ESS3-3  Earth and Human Activity:  Apply scientific principles to design a method for monitoring and minimizing a human impact on the environment.*

Engineering

MS-ETS1-1 Define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles and potential impacts on people and the natural environment that may limit possible solutions.

MS-ETS1-2 Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

MS-ETS1-3 Analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.

MS-ETS1-4 Develop a model to generate data for iterative testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

$40.00