• Learning about clean energy empowers students to make informed choices and develop creative solutions to environmental challenges.
• How are electric cars different from that of a gas-powered car? Which is better?
For this project students selected an electric car and travelled in Canada to meet up with Oli from the French TV show ONIVA from Radio-Canada. Each team of students watched a different episode of ONIVA and found out where Oli was. They then had to travel with their electric car and visit Oli.
Along the way, students used “chargehub.com” to find out where the charging stations were. Each electric car had a different range in kilometers so students needed to think critical about where they would recharge their vehicle.
Students were given a budget depending on which province they were visiting. Students used math skills to determine where they needed to recharge, how much it would cost as well as where they would sleep, eat and what they would visit along the way.
Throughout the project students explored the advantages and disadvantage of electric cars and compared them to gas-powered cars. A guest speaker was invited into the classroom to speak about EVs, renewable and non-renewable sources of energy and how energy is transferred.
Finally, students build their own electric cars and converted them to solar powered cars.