The Road Ahead (Grades 3-5)

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A module released by General Motors Education intended to teach students in grades 3-5 the science of electricity and its application to the auto industry. Included are three lesson plans (2-3 class periods each), worksheets, teacher’s guide, and an interactive online digital magazine.

Description:

In this module released by General Motors Education students (grades 3-5) learn about the science of electricity and its application to the auto industry. Included are three lesson plans (2-3 class periods each), worksheets, teacher’s guide, and an interactive online digital magazine. Lesson plans include the following topics:

Lesson 1 - energy sources (renewable and non-renewable), energy technology, and measuring carbon footprints

Lesson 2 - battery technology, simple circuits, and the potential impact of battery use in vehicles

Lesson 3 - innovation, the  impact of innovations such as electric cars, and creating innovations

Classification:
Energy Storage and Battery Technology
HEV/EV System Technologies (HEV, EV, and Plug-in HEV)
Product Lifecycle:
Pre-production: Research, Design, Development, Testing, and Tooling
Production: Manufacturing, Assembly, and Operations
Post-production: Service, Reuse, and Recycling
Resource Type:
Classroom Activity
Lesson Plan
Module
Institution:
General Motors
Author & Title:
Big Pond Ideas and Discovery Education
Date Developed:
Monday, January 04, 2010
Keywords:
Batteries,Electricity,General Motors,Innovation
Education Level:
Elementary School (1-5)
Audience:
Educators