STEM Careers Coalition: Powering Our Skies

How can we sustainably power our planes in the future?

Students can let their creativity soar as they imagine sustainable and innovative energy sources that could be used to propel the aviation industry. They will examine different potential options before making their selection and sharing their ideas with peers.

Students will:
• Investigate and evaluate one
innovative energy source
for aviation.
• Compare and contrast their
choice of energy source
with other possibilities.
• Develop a recommendation
that selects and justifies
which energy source could
best power future aircraft
• Integrate learnings from
their peers to optimize 0their
own recommendation.

High School: Grades 9-12
45-60 minute activity

Science Topics
Conservation & Sustainability, Energy (Renewable), Fossil Fuels
Engineering Topics
High School, Educator
9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
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