Energy Cost of Engine Idling
This is an open-ended but elementary modeling exercise about energy behaviors and impacts.
This exercise suggests via an energy analysis that it is worth spending to increase efficiency or save money.
Prepares students to build effective coalitions
Engages students in civil discourse/ communications that lead to more effective decisions
Connects them to their daily behaviors.
Advances students' literacy around sustainability issues.
Encourages self-reflection and personal development of their voice for solving societal challenges
For younger students (grades 10-13).
Context for Use
10th grade on up ...
10'-20' of google searches, 20'-40' analysis, discussion, trouble-shooting.
Description and Teaching Materials
Teaching Notes and Tips
References and Resources
For more information on idling, see:
An internet search provides additional resources