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Transportation Fuels Debate Game

Lesson Description:
Student teams learn about transportation fuels, then are assigned to represent the different fuels. Working cooperatively, the students develop arguments on the merits of their fuel over the others. Two debates should be conducted, one for personal vehicles and one for fleet vehicles.
Lesson Type:
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Energy

Time Needed:
Four-five 45 minute class periods
Standards Addressed:
  • Intermediate (Grades 5-8) Content Standard-B: Physical Science
  • Intermediate-D: Earth and Space Science
  • Intermediate-E: Science and Technology
  • Intermediate-F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  • Secondary(Grades 9-12)Content Standard-B: Physical Science
  • Secondary-D: Earth and Space Science
  • Secondary-F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

Materials Needed:
  • A set of Transportation Fuels Debate Sheets  for each team
  • A set of YES/NO cards for the judges
  • Two transparancies of the Game Board 

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