Car and Vehicle Pollution
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Ideas and Sample Projects by Grade Level


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Elementary School - Grades 4-6
P=Project   E=Experiment
How Vehicles Affect the pH Properties of Snow [P]
Pull a car with water power [P]
Build your own solar toys (cars and boats) [E]
How to reduce car air pollution [P]
Determine if car exhaust has a detrimental effect on seedlings and germination rate. [E] [P]
Build a solar toy car and explain its operation. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
Middle School - Grades 7-9
P=Project   E=Experiment
Why hydrogen cars? [P]
Determine if there is a difference in the amount of carbon dioxide in car exhaust emitted from the use of the 3 different gas grades to find which gas grade people should use to emit the least carbon dioxide possible as the problem of global warming becomes more severe. [E]
Determine how much gasoline is consumed by vehicles while idling at drive-thru restaurants in the state of California. [E]
Which location in town has the most pollution? [P]
Can Urea Reduce Small Engine Pollution? [E]
Find out the most efficient speed at which to run a Light Electric Vehicle (LEV). [E]
Research the effectiveness of rubberized asphalt as a traffic noise mitigation measure. [E] [E]
If air pollution is measured in four different locations: a busy highway, a mountain home, a public school, and a park, then the greatest amount of pollution will be found at the busy highway, then the school, then the park, and then the least at the mountain home. [E]
Compare petroleum diesel to Diesel Secret Energy (DSE) in fuel consumption, motor oil cleanliness, exhaust emissions, power, and price. [E]
Collect data on levels of particulate air pollution, and to analyze them by distance from various traffic and industrial sources in order to draw conclusions about their causes. [E]
Discover if houses that are situated along the airport flight path are more susceptible to air pollution than those houses outside the flight path. [E]
Explore possible future cars [P] [P]
How Is It Possible that by Washing Our Cars and Spraying Our Flowers, We Are Polluting Our Creeks, Streams, and Ocean? [E]
Build a solar toy car and explain its operation. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
Compare petroleum diesel to Diesel Secret Energy (DSE) in fuel consumption, motor oil cleanliness, exhaust emissions, power, and price. [E]
Does precipitation in your area contain acidic emissions from power plants, industries or vehicle emissions? Does the acidity of the precipitation change during the year? [E]
A green method of making the hydrogen necessary for running hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. [E]
High School - Grades 10-12
P=Project   E=Experiment
A device capable of filtering out carbon dioxide from car exhausts [P] [E]
What are hybrid cars? [E]
Examining the Effects of Organic Chemicals Present in Vehicle Exhaust on Wound Healing [E]
Comparing (Carbon Monoxide) CO Emissions between Hybrids and Gas-Powered Cars [E]
Find out whether the level of Carbon Monoxide (CO) emitted from car warm-up is hazardous to health. [E]
Find out if aqueous ammonia can help clean combustion engine emissions. [E]
Compare the effects of air pollution given off from a small sized car, a mini-SUV, and a large SUV on freeways plants. [E]
Examine a strategy for increasing the efficiency of trucks and reducing the toxic emissions of acetaldehyde, formaldehyde, 1,3-butadiene, and benzene. [E]
Build a solar toy car and explain its operation. [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [E] [P]
Use thermocouples to convert waste heat emission of internal combustion engine into useable, electrical energy. [E]
Compare the amounts of Carbon Dioxide in four common gas sources (human exhalation, ambient air, pure carbon dioxide, and automobile exhaust). [E]
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