Internal Combustion Engine Teacher Resources
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Teach your environmental studies, life science, or engineering class how an internal combustion engine works using the first few slides of the accompanying presentation. Then, focus in on the resulting carbon emissions. Finally, take a peek at possible alternative-fuel-powered automobiles and consider public transportation.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 5 Downloads
Investigation: Crank It Up!
Following this procedure, eager engineers construct a working model of a piston system, similar to that in an internal combustion engine. Perfect for STEM or automotive technology classes, the activity comes complete with analysis and conclusion questions.
7th - 9th Science 13 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Hybrid Vehicles: Cut Pollution and Save Money
Math and science meet in this lesson plan on hybrid electric automobiles. This 24-page resource provides everything you need for teaching a lesson plan that compares the use of internal combustion engines to hybrid electric engines. Participants calculate ratios and percentages and graph functions of the data comparing the two cars.
7th - 8th Math 3 Views 33 Downloads
Discovering How a Car Works
Students explain the four stroke process in internal combustion engines. For this physics lesson, students role play this process and present their reenactment in class. They draw and label the diagram of an internal combustion engine.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 15 Downloads
Start Your Engines
Have your techies read up on the details of how combustion engines work in an automobile. Create a set of accompanying response-to-reading questions and have your mechanical engineering or automotive technology class use this as a homework assignment.
6th - 8th Technology & Engineering 7 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Intro to Fuel Cells
If you have a Hoffman apparatus or some other hydrolysis equipment, you can carry out this plan with your high schoolers. Through it, chemistry stars discover how redox reactions can serve as a possible source of electrical energy. They diagram the fuel cell, write the equation for the reaction, and calculate its efficiency.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 9 Downloads
Fun with Speedboats!
After reading about marine engineers and naval architects, it's all hands on deck to design and test a speed boat. This lesson is designed for the Next Generation Science Standards in engineering and can be a centerpiece for a STEM lesson or a physical science unit on kinetic and potential energy and Newton's laws of motion.
5th - 12th Science 46 Views 34 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Climate Change Impacts
Getting kids thinking about climate change now, will hopefully push them into action when they become adults. Young environmentalists discuss the evidence and causes of climate change seen in the state of California. They brainstorm ways people can change or reduce the effects of climate change through environmental action.
3rd - 5th Science 28 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Fossil Fuel Sources, Usage and Alternatives: What are the Options?
Students identify the different sources of fossil fuels. In this environmental science lesson, students research about how these impact our environment. They explore renewable energy sources that could replace fossil fuels.
9th - 10th Science 15 Views 129 Downloads
Fossil Fuel Sources, Usage and Alternatives: What Are the Options?
Students examine the relationship between energy and the environment. In groups, they participate in experiments to discover the law of thermodynamics and the differences between potential, kinetic and mechanical forms of energy. They examine the different types of fossil fuels and determine which alternatives would be best for the environment.
9th - 10th Science 24 Views 62 Downloads
Students create piston systems and explore the conversion of linear to rotary motion that propels a car. In this motion instructional activity, students build and test a model piston/crankshift system and discover why there is a maximum limit to how fast a car can travel.
6th - 10th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Power Systems & Efficiency
Are you looking for a reading resource about the efficiency of power systems? Here is one that introduces the output/input ratio, measurement of energy by joules or calories, and efficiency ratings. For STEM classes that are learning about power systems, this would be a useful handout.
6th - 9th Technology & Engineering 15 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Automobile and the Drive-In Society
How has automobile technology affected the United States and its citizens? After reading an introductory article, class members participate in a jigsaw activity designed to explore this question. After gathering information and filling out responses to the provided questions, pupils compose a five-paragraph essay using their research as evidence.
6th - 9th Language Arts 54 Views 67 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Energy: A Day in My Life
If only we could harness the energy of fifth graders, our energy problems would be over! The class discusses where different forms of energy come from and how we use them. They complete a chart of the activities that they do daily that require energy, considering also ho they might reduce the carbon footprint of each.
3rd - 12th Science 32 Views 29 Downloads
Getting Oriented: A Move to Alternative Fuels
Discussion, reading, and critical thinking are only some of the things learners will be doing in this four-part unit on alternative fuels. They read about different fuel sources, how they are manufactured, and the pros and cons of each type.
9th - 12th Science 4 Views 11 Downloads