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ERIC Number: EJ907351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Hydrogen Fuel Cells: Part of the Solution
Busby, Joe R.; Altork, Linh Nguyen
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v70 n2 p22-27 Oct 2010
With the decreasing availability of oil and the perpetual dependence on foreign-controlled resources, many people around the world are beginning to insist on alternative fuel sources. Hydrogen fuel cell technology is one answer to this demand. Although modern fuel cell technology has existed for over a century, the technology is only now becoming affordable enough to turn the concept into reality for the consumer market. As the demand for fuel cells increases, prices will continue to drop as this technology becomes recognized as a viable energy source. Technology teachers can utilize hydrogen fuel cell technology to address content standards dealing with energy inputs, processes, and outputs as indicated in "Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology" (STL) (ITEA/ITEEA, 2000/2002/2007): Standard 5--the effects of technology on the environment, Standard 16--energy and power technologies, and Standard 18--transportation technologies. Through research and activity, students and teachers can understand and apply the technology and become advocates, thus fulfilling the technological literacy standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A