Low-carb cars

Secondary KLAs:
Science, Technology
Educational levels:
Year 9, Year 10

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This ABC In Depth feature article explores the electric car as an alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles, with a brief reference to hydrogen powered cars. This article is comprehensive, but it is dated at 2008.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC5-11PW) explains how scientific understanding about energy conservation, transfers and transformations is applied in systems

(SC5-13ES) explains how scientific knowledge about global patterns of geological activity and interactions involving global systems can be used to inform decisions related to contemporary issues

(SC5-17CW) discusses the importance of chemical reactions in the production of a range of substances, and the influence of society on the development of new materials

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU179) Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer

(ACSHE158) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE160) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

(ACSHE161) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE228) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

(ACSIS170) Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence

(IS172) IS172

(ACSSU187) Different types of chemical reactions are used to produce a range of products and can occur at different rates

(ACSHE192) Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries

(ACSHE194) People can use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they should accept claims, explanations or predictions

(ACSHE195) Advances in science and emerging sciences and technologies can significantly affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities

(ACSHE230) The values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research

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Resource type:
Text
ScOT topics:
Transport, Vehicles, Technology
File type:
text/html
Language/s:
en-AU
Author:
ABC - Science Feature
Publisher:
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Date created:
Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Resource ID: fd435750-cfd7-4bf9-8f3b-edb55455aa61