Ohio State undergrads
have just shattered the land speed record for electric cars. At 307.7 mph, the
Buckeye Bullet is no commuter coupe, but it reflects a growing interest
in new fuel sources - in schools, as well as labs. This week,
are converting gasoline-powered cars to electric, and then
have your classes conduct experiments
with hydrogen and ethanol.
Alternative energy offers advantages over shrinking fossil-fuel supplies, but harnessing it is a complex process. Here, middle school students learn about extracting hydrogen from water. In a separate activity, high school classes create ethanol from fermented foods.
Middle School Lesson
High School Activity
Engineer-turned-teacher, Christopher Tolbert inspires both at-risk and advanced
students with projects that convert gasoline-powered cars to run on electricity.
In Tolbert's high-octane classroom, "every student is held
The National Science Foundation, NBC, and the National Football League are producing a 10-part documentary aimed at middle and high school students that examines the science and math of pro football. When sports heroes talk, the theory goes, students will sit up and listen.
soon - the colorful, new eGFI cards! The 15 cards from our homepage have been brought
to life and sized just right (4" x 5"). An accompanying teachers guide offers fresh activities to inspire your
students. The cards also encourage discussion of such challenges as ocean
pollution, cyber-security, and robot development. Teacher tested and approved,
the cards will be available soon on our eGFI
Email us and we'll let you
know when they're available!