Use these online and print resources to help students launch their research.
Use these online and print resources to help students launch their own research.
• Engineering Goh For It (transportation) http://students.egfi-k12.org/category/explore-engineering/transportation-explore-engineering Review articles that describe innovative transportation ideas.
• IBM’s The Smarter City www-03.ibm.com/innovation/us/thesmartercity/index. html Click on “Traffic” and “Rail” for brief videos about smart transportation solutions.
• NSF’s Green Revolution www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/greenrevolution/ index.jsp Learn about electric cars and MIT’s city car.
• StreetFilms www.streetfilms.orgView short educational films about sustainable transportation. Search under categories such as Bicycles, Cars & Parking, Transit, and Traffic Calming.
• Sustainable Cities: Transport www.dac.dk/en/dac-cities/sustainable-cities-2 Click on the “Transport” theme and read cases describing what cities around the world are doing to solve transportation problems.
• Sustainable Cities Institute: Transportation www.sustainablecitiesinstitute.org/view/page.basic/ class/tag.topic/transportation Explore alternative fuels, bike paths, ride share, traffic calming and other ways to create sustainable transportation systems.
• Green Transportation (World Book, 2009)Examine different modes of transportation (cars, trains, buses, etc.) and ways to reduce their environmental impact.
• Green Ways of Getting Around: Careers in Transportation by Diane Dakers (Crabtree Publishing, 2012).Explore land, water, and air travel and related careers that focus on making transportation more eco-friendly.
• The Future of Transportation by Lori Dittmer (Creative Education, 2013).Learn about the history of transportation and future developments in safety, efficiency, and fuels.
• Traveling Green by Jacqueline A. Ball (Bearport Publishing, 2010).Find out about different types of sustainable travel.
Internet Word Search Suggestions
• Autonomous Vehicles
• Car share
• Complete Streets
• Connected Vehicles
• Future of urban transportation
• Intelligent cars
• Intelligent transportation
• Intelligent transportation systems
• Mass transit
• Public transportation
• Smart cars
• Smart growth
• Sustainable city
• Sustainable transportation
• Urban transportation
• Vehicle to infrastructure
• Vehicle to vehicle
Field Trip Ideas
Visit local organizations or interview people in transportation careers.
• Your local Department of Transportation (Google “dot + name of your city or state”)
• University or college that has experts in the field
• Businesses and organizations that develop transportation solutions such as:
◆ American Planning Association (APA)
◆ Smart growth and sustainability-oriented organizations
◆ Traffic operations/management centers
◆ Any large highway and transit design engineering firms