Car of the Future

In this activity, student teams research and develop a proposal to decrease the carbon footprint of their city's/town's public transportation system and then prepare a report that explains why their transportation plan is the best for their community.

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Teaching Tips

Educators will need to preview activity to determine what prerequisite knowledge is required before the start of this project.

Have the groups with "the best" proposals present them to school administrators or community members to raise awareness.

Educators could use the jigsaw cooperative group method to organize students for this activity - divide students into 4 alternative technology groups and after students have become experts on their one area, reorganize groups to write proposals so that each group has one member from the original alternative energy groups.