Death to diesel
It has recently come to light that major car manufacturers have fitted software to diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests. In this activity students use their knowledge of chemical reactions to predict the products of combustion in a diesel engine. They then develop their communication skills through the production of a short video to persuade car buyers not to buy diesel cars.
In this lesson students make a decision about whether a video produced by another group will persuade car buyers to boycott diesel cars.
- Reactions: predict the products of the combustion of a given reactant and show the reaction as a word equation
- Science in society: communication: use the four Cs of effective communication: making it clear, concrete, correct and coherent
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