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Transportation Fuels: Ethanol

Lesson Description:
This lesson includes information and activities to teach students about ethanol as a transportation fuel, while encouraging them to evaluate its economic and enviornmental advantages and disadvantages.

The attached lesson provides background information on ethanol as a renewable transportation fuel with three reading levels (elementary, intermediate, and secondary). Following the readings are activities to reinforce the knowledge and develop critical thinking and research skills relating to the transportation fuel topic.

Concepts Adressed:
  • All transportation fuels have economic and environmental advantages and disadvantages.
  • Economic and enviornmental impacts, as well as the availability, are determining factors in the transportation fuels used by fleets and consumers.

Lesson Type:
  • Discussion
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Climate Change
  • Other

GEF Program Category:
  • I Ride Green

Time Needed:
2-5 classes depending on extent of lesson chosen
Standards Addressed:
The standards are given in the attached lesson description below.
School or Group:
NEED
Contact Email:
service@greeneducationfoundation.org
Lesson Documents:
application/pdf Ethanol.pdf

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