Buses and Biofuels: Sustainable Transportation

One-third of all carbon emissions comes from transportation in the United States. The third lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy offers ideas on how to reduce emissions from cars, airplanes, large trucks, and more. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas

  • Research the public transportation, ride sharing, and electric car options in your area
  • Track the amount of fossil fuels each person uses in class for transportation over the course of a week and discuss
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of fossil fuels
Pros

  • Provides vocabulary handouts and discussion questions
  • Includes subtitles in six languages for diverse classrooms
Cons

  • None