ERIC Number: ED219618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Energy Efficiency for Automotive Instructors.
Scharmann, Larry, Ed.; Lay, Gary, Ed.
Intended primarily but not solely for use at the postsecondary level, this curriculum guide contains six units on energy efficiency that were designed to be incorporated into an existing program in automobile mechanics. The following topics are examined: drivers and public awareness (relationship between driving and fuel consumption); ignition systems (modifications that can be performed on the electrical system to maximize fuel efficiency); the fuel system (correct adjustments, calibrations, and possible modifications of the carburetor and fuel pump); brakes and suspension systems (alignment, shocks, wheel balance, tires, brakes, and their effect on driver comfort and vehicle fuel economy); transmissions (ways to conserve energy); and alternate fuel sources (including engine modifications necessary for their utilization). Covered in each lesson are unit rationale, necessary advanced preparations, anticipated instructional time, guidelines for implementing the unit, unit activities, and unit references. (MN)
Descriptors: Auto Mechanics, Behavioral Objectives, Conservation Education, Curriculum Guides, Energy Conservation, Fuel Consumption, Fuels, Fused Curriculum, Guidelines, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Nebraska Energy Office, P.O. Box 95085, Lincoln, NE 68509 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Identifiers: Automobiles; Automotive Fuel Systems; Brakes (Automotive); Driver Performance; Ignition Systems; Suspension Systems (Automotive); Transmissions (Automotive)
Note: For related documents see CE 033 352-356.