This content resource challenges students to build 2 cars and run them on a test track. Key features students consider when building the cars include the car's fuel efficiency, safety, and environmental impact. Variables students can manipulate as they build the cars are body style, tire type, engine type, and average speed. The user has the option to show or hide information about the mileage, safety, cost, and pollution for each variable. (ts)
Ohio Science Academic Content Standards (2002)
Earth and Space Sciences
Describe the finite nature of Earth's resources and those human activities that can conserve or deplete Earth's resources.
Explain that humans are an integral part of the Earth's system and the choices humans make today impact natural systems in the future.
Science and Technology
Explain the ways in which the processes of technological design respond to the needs of society.
Predict how human choices today will determine the quality and quantity of life on Earth.
National Science Education Standards
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Natural resources (Grades 9 - 12)
Environmental quality (Grades 9 - 12)