Introduction to Alternative Fuels (updated) by Richard Rodman



This lesson serves as an introduction to the alternative fuels program. Students will learn about a variety of alternative fuels, the infrastructure supporting these fuels, pros and cons associated with alternative fuels, and safety when working with or around them. Example of fuels discussed include; compressed natural gas, electric, fuel ethanol, fuel methanol, hydrogen, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and nuclear energy. May be taken a total of two times. 18 hours lecture."

Lesson Time

2 Hours

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Transportation

Student Learning Outcomes


California Academic Content Standards (1)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (1)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Identify various alternative fuel types and the efficiency of each.
  • Evaluate the viability of various alternative fuels based on demographic information and make appropriate recommendations to the user.
  • Identify and describe safety concerns associated with various alternative fuels.
  • Use Internet-based resources to search for and find alternative fuel filling stations.
  • Identify and perform the proper method to refuel an alternative fuel vehicle.
  • Identify state and federal government regulations, incentives and infrastructure for the use of alternative fuels.

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