Electric/Solar Cars: An Option?


Students will investigate the possible alternative fuels for cars.

Objectives
Students will design a solution to monitor or mitigate the potential effects of the use of natural resources. Evaluate competing design solutions using a systematic process to determine how well each solution meets the criteria and constraints of the problem. Examples of uses of the natural environment could include agriculture, conservation reports, recreation, solar energy, and water management.

Engage in an argument supported by evidence about the effect of per-capita consumption of natural resources on Earth’s systems. Emphasize that these resources are limited and may be non-renewable. Examples of evidence include rates of consumption of food and natural resources such as freshwater, minerals, and energy sources.

Performance Expectations
Students will identify some of the differences between the energy sources of electric vs fossil fuel cars. Students will test car design and solar panels to find the best angle to attach the solar panel to the car.


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