NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ838391
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0746-3537
Teaching Students about Clean Fuels and Transportation Technologies
Busby, Joe; Carpenter, Pam Page
Technology Teacher, v68 n7 p16-21 Apr 2009
Regardless of a person's convictions and belief system, science has provided a body of knowledge that points to human interaction with nature as being the leading cause of pollution and a variable to the cause of global warming. Technology teachers are part of the global solution for educating a greater public about energy inputs, processes, and outputs as indicated in "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology (STL)" (ITEA, 2000/2002/2007): Standard 5--the effects of technology on the environment, Standard 15--agricultural and related biotechnologies, Standard 16--energy and power technologies, and Standard 18--transportation technologies. Therefore, technology teachers need reliable and basic information about renewable energy technologies to incorporate into their classroom instruction in order to better fulfill "STL." There are many alternative energy and transportation technologies being implemented that will make a positive difference on the environment. Many other technologies that hold great promise are currently in a research and development phase. This article presents several topics about clean energy and transportation technologies that are currently being implemented in various places around the world.
International Technology Education Association (ITEA). 1914 Association Drive Suite 201, Reston, VA 20191-1539. Tel: 703-860-2100; Fax: 703-860-0353; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina