Transportation Systems

  •  Transportation Systems  

    The development of transportation systems throughout the world has a tremendous impact on the intellectual and economic growth of societies. Transportation systems allow people to move not only themselves, but also durable and nondurable goods in increasingly fast and efficient ways. This curriculum guide explores transportation systems from three perspectives: land transportation, water transportation, and air transportation. Students will develop engineering and design skills by participating in a series of problem-solving activities and contests throughout the course. Each area of Transportation is studied along with occupations in Transportation. Activities may include sailboats, a flotation contest, rocket design and launch, electric planes, vehicle safety, airlev/maglev cars, and CO2 vehicles.