Unit Overview Materials (Unit Overview, NGSS Elements, Teacher Edition, Student Edition)
What is happening to the fuels inside the engine to make the vehicle move?
How are the bonds between these different compounds different from each other?
Where is the energy coming from when we use batteries or hydrogen as fuel? What tradeoffs are there when using these other fuels?
How can we use our criteria and constraints to figure out what fuels to use in future vehicles?
Playlist of Teacher Videos
Playlist of Student Videos
Why do we need to put energy into the system to start the reaction?
How does the amount of energy we put in the reaction system compare to the energy we get out?
Where is the energy coming from when we use uranium as a fuel?
Which fuels should we design our next generation of vehicles to use?
What different fuels have we used and do we currently use for transportation?
What happens when a bond forms?
How can we quantify or calculate the net energy change in combustion reactions?
Why do we use some fuels rather than others?