3-3 Driving Choices and Calculating Car Emissions

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Driving Choices & Air Pollution

This video reviews the three major strategies for finding solutions to air pollution: societal and personal choices, regulation, and technology, then explores the impact of personal transportation choices on air pollution. The video features a visit to a high school Electric Vehicle Challenge event, interviews with a race car engineer and driver, a trip on a light rail train, and college students talking about their use of alternative transportation. These virtual field trips provide students with an introduction to how car types, car maintenance, how you drive, and whether you drive or use other forms of transportation can have an impact on air pollution.

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Driving Choices & Air Pollution - Teacher to Teacher Tips

The quick video below has tips for doing this activity from Mark Townley, an award-winning, North Carolina high school teacher. Mark helped develop It’s Our Air and has used each of these activities with his students.


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OTHER MODULE 3 (AIR POLLUTION PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS) ACTIVITIES AND VIDEOS

3-1 Scientific Literacy and Air Quality

3-2 Introduction to Solutions & Home Energy Choices

3-3 Driving Choices & Calculating Car Emissions (this activity)

3-4 Regulations: Clean Air Act & NC Clean Smokestacks Act

3-5 Research and Action