## 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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Classroom Setup: Gas Prices

# How Much Gasoline Do You Really Use?

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

## 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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Science, patterns of social behavior, Solar Energy, Design (Tech and Eng), design process, Media and Technology, Computers, Authentic, cause and effect, Earth and Human Activity, design
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### Sydney Schuler

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