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Students determine the energy required to run various appliances
Students will draw logical conclusion about how their driving behaviors impact fuel efficiency and “smarter mobility,” based on a series of challenges.
Students will calculate and analyze their environmental footprint.
Students will be introduced to what biofuels are, how biomass is used for electricity, how ethanol and biodiesel are made, and the related economic and environmental benefits and tradeoffs.
Students learn about factors to consider when selecting a car.
Assess student’s current level of energy knowledge and increase their awareness of energy sources.
Assess students overall energy knowledge.
Students learn about fractional distillation as they solve the puzzle.
Students learn about transporting oil.
Students will learn some of the components involved in gas prices and use this knowledge to complete the worksheet.
Students will identify and weigh the economic, environmental, and political benefits and trade-offs of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking).
Students will examine the role of natural gas in several everyday products they use.
Students learn about renewable energy sources.
Students learn about two different energy forms: solar power and hydrogen fuel.
Introduce students to wind power as an alternative energy source and understand how a turbine’s design and wind speed affect how much electricity is produced.
Learn about the benefits and trade-offs of natural gas and make recommendations for the role of natural gas in the energy mix.
Students will analyze global energy facts and statistics to help them answer the question, “How can we meet our future energy needs?”
Students will understand the definitions of supply and demand.
Additional activities and Curriculum
Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector, with background information and hands-on activities.