Reflection: Classroom Setup How Much Gasoline Do You Really Use? - Section 2: Explore

 

I am writing on Jan. 7, 2015. The gas prices are at record breaking lows. My heart drops a little because I want to teach students not to use as much gas for the environment and for the pocketbook. I decided to let the low gas prices become an opportunity. I modified the lesson this year and gave students gas prices from different years so they can compare. The outcome was wonderful. There is a mall the students like go to and when gas prices hover around $4.00, it costs them $1.00 to get there and back. 

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How Much Gasoline Do You Really Use?

Unit 9: Designing for the Future: Designing a Solar Car
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: Students will be able to use a mathematical model to determine personal gasoline use and the costs involved.

Big Idea: Here's a great way to hit home the costs of every day driving habits. Students analyze family driving habits to calculate the environmental impact and the cost in money.

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