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Carbon Detective in Transport

1. Real Life Situation

I have to go to school every day, some things I cannot change! My house is close to school so it is only a 5 minute walk. My friend Sammy lives next door but she is driven to school, I think she is quite lazy! When I arrive at school I often wait for my friends who travel on the school bus. Then we all go to our classroom together. Guess what...all the teachers come by their own car. I want a Porsche when I am old enough.

After school there are lots of clubs and sports I can do. My favourite is football. We practice twice per week. When we have finished I am tired and sometimes wish someone would drive me home instead of walking. On Saturday we have a football match against another school. Sometimes we have to travel many miles to play a game. I am lucky because we travel by car, it is a big one so I have lots of space to sleep on the way back home.

2. Introduction

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Have you ever been a Carbon Detective and worked out which form of transport is the most environmentally friendly?

3. Task

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Today everybody has arrived at your school by different means of transportation. In this web quest we  will explore how you and your classmates contribute to CO2 emission as you travel to school. Firstly you need to collect your data.

 

4. Activities

Activity 1: How do you arrive at school?
Activity 2: How do your classmates arrive at school?
Activity 3: How big is your CO2 emission?
Activity 4: How much CO2 is emitted by your classmates on their way to school?

 Activity 1: How do you arrive at school?

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How do you travel to school? Fill the first line of the table .

You can use this website to work out the distances if you do not know them.



 

 Activity 2: How do your classmates arrive at school?

Using the same table do a survey. Ask at least 10 of your classmates about how they travel to school, record your results in the table.

 

 Activity 3: How big is your CO2 emission?

If your school has joined the CO2nnect programme, then go to this website and type in the password given to you by your teacher.

Once on the website you will find a online calculator that will allow you to calculate your CO2 emissions.

If you have not got a password, then you can find the number you need to work out your CO2 calculations at the following web address:

- the worksheet and information here.

- the multiplier numbers here.

Once you have worked out how big your CO2 emission is add it to the top row of this table .

 

 Activity 4: How much CO2 is emitted by your classmates on their way to school?

Now calculate the emissions of the people you asked in Activity 2.

Fill in the rest of the table.

Answer the following questions using the data that you have collected to help you!

-    Which vehicle emits the most CO2?
-    Is there any relationship between the type of  transport and the distance travelled between home and school? If yes, what is it?
-    Is there any relationship between the level of CO2 emissions emitted by the transport and the distance travelled between home and school? If yes, what is it?

 

5. Reflection

Write down three things you have learnt about carbon emissions of transport.

Write down two things you would like to find out more about.

Choose one of these things, how could you find out more about it?


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6. Conclusion

You have looked at the different ways people travel to school and the amount of CO2 that the journeys produce. Could you change your journey to school so you produce less CO2?

7. Teacher notes

Age: 8 - 12

Time:

Activity 1: How do you arrive at school? (15 minutes)
Activity 2: How do your classmates arrive at school? (30 minutes)
Activity 3: How big is your CO2 emission? (20 minutes)
Activity 4: How much CO2 is emitted by your classmates on their way to school? (25 minutes)

Curriculum / Subject (cross-curricular links): 

English
Science
Mathematics
ICT

Learning objectives:  

By the end of the quest all students will:

Understand that different forms of transport have different CO2 emission
Recognise the connection between transportation and climate change

Teacher assesment framework

 

Please provide feedback on this webquest using the following link.

Click here to provide feedback

 

Капитан Биггар выиграл в Дубках три "Литературное чтение 1 класс: Рабочая тетрадь для учащихся общеобразовательных учреждений. ФГОС" тысячи фунтов.

Машина, предположил я, каким-то образом вновь и вновь исполняет роль убийцы ее мужа, роль, необходимую для раскрытия новых возможностей ее тела.

Но машину он любил пылкой, чистой любовью.

Я понятия не имею, что произошло с ним потом.

Она ощущала некую странную дрожь от одного лишь его присутствия, а он ведь еще даже "Разбор слова по составу для школьников: 15 000 слов" не заговорил с ней.

Обе совершенно одинаково расположены.