Thursday, April 8, 2010

Lesson Plans About Fuels, Energy, and Automobiles

Teach Green is a lesson plan resource for teachers developed by General Motors and Weekly Reader. Teach Green provides teachers with free lesson plans for teaching about fuel cells, energy, the environment, and vehicle technology. Teachers can browse the collection of lesson plans by topic, grade level, or national standard. I browsed through the lesson plans earlier today and found that most are available with detailed directions that can be downloaded as PDFs.

In addition to the lesson plans GM education provides some simple online games for K-8 students to play. The games are loosely based on the lessons in the lesson plan collection.

Applications for Education
If you're looking for ideas for teaching lessons about the role of automobiles and fuel sources in the environment, take a look at GM's Teach Green.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Breathing Earth - Interactive Map
National Geographic Video - The Human Footprint
Rising Sea Levels - A Tale of Two Cities