Power, Energy, and Transportation
Power, Energy, and Transportation


Power, Energy and Transportation will give students a chance to explore a number of different aspects of transportation that are used in our daily lives.  Other topics that will be covered include power obtained from sources such as wind, solar, nuclear, and fossil fuels.  Hands-on activities will provide students with opportunities for designing, building, and testing models relating to these subjects

Open to grades 8th and 9th
Length: 1 semester
Prerequisite: Introduction to Technology

Objectives for Power, Energy, and Transportation:

  • Demonstrate the ability to work safely with a variety of technologies
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills as they relate to the workplace
  • Apply basic skills in communications, mathematics, English, and science appropriate to technological content and learning activities
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills about energy technology
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills about power technology
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills about transportation technology
  • Perform independent study and technical skills related to power, energy, and transportation technologies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of principles of flight
  • Demonstrate knowledge of various types of combustion engines
  • Demonstrate computer literacy and applications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic electronics

Activities may include:

  • Magnetic levitation vehicle design and model construction
  • Airplane design and model construction
  • Space travel and model construction
  • CO2 car design and construction
  • Aerodynamic testing
  • Electrical systems and hands-on wiring
  • Engine studies
  • Research of products related to the course

Sample Units and Lesson Plans:

Airplane Unit Bridge Unit Map Reading Unit
Airplane Lesson Plans CO2 Car Unit P.E.T. Report Unit