Help your students practice molar conversions and stoichiometry problems with this fun, creative project! Throughout the assignment, students will also learn about the impact of cars and fossil fuels on climate change -- an added bonus!
This assignment includes a "dream car" scenario that involves students picking three cars of their choosing -- a dream car, a compact car, and a hybrid car. Students will discover how much fuel each car uses, and then use stoichiometry to determine how much carbon dioxide each car will release over the course of a year.
This whole process is very guided, providing clues for students who may struggle along the way.
Note: Students may need internet access in order to research the miles-per-gallon (MPG) of their chosen vehicles. This can also be done at home.
The final part of the file provides photographs and examples of posters that my students created after completing the project. Your students can do the same, but it is an optional part of the assignment.
Definitely a creative way to practice stoichiometry in any chemistry or physical science classroom! Students love it.