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Intro to Transportation & the Environment

Lesson Description:
This lesson provides 2 basic activities for students to better understanding the different types of transportation and to then track their own uses.


The students will:
• Collect and record transportation data from daily experience.
• Analyze and compare personal transportation habits to those of the class.
• Classify components of a technological system in this case a transportation system.
• Compare environmental costs and benefits of various forms of transportation.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
1-2 classes
Standards Addressed:
Technology: Understand a technological system.

Geography: Recognize consequences of technological advances on the environment.

Mathematics: Collect data; construct, read charts, practical application of percentages.

Language Arts: Group discussion, research.

History: Recognize the importance of individual choices and actions.
School or Group:
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
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