Conservation Station: Smart Schools

Develop a hybrid school schedule and learn how in return of decreasing our carbon footprint, we also save money that goes towards gasoline.

In this activity, students will work in small innovative teams to develop a
hybrid school schedule to decrease the school district’s carbon footprint.
Students will calculate how much money the school district will save in
the cost of gasoline used by school buses and identify ways to spend
the yearly savings to implement green infrastructure in their schools.
Teams will summarize and communicate their plan by creating a video
to “pitch” their hybrid schedule to their superintendent

Students will be able to:
• Determine the number
of miles driven, gasoline
consumed, and carbon
emitted by the buses used
in the school district.
• Develop a hybrid school
schedule with a mix of
online and face-to-face
• Calculate the total savings
in gasoline using their
hybrid schedule.
• Organize a plan to
use the yearly savings
of their hybrid schedule
to implement green
infrastructure in
their schools.

Grades 6 – 9

45-60 minutes

Science Topics
Carbon Cycle, Conservation & Sustainability
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade
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