Introduction to Transportation

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"Introduction to Transportation" is a PowerPoint that provides an overview of the definition and field of transportation for primary and secondary students. This lesson can be paired with a "Penny Boat" activity.

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Introduction to Transportation

  1. 1. What is transportation?  The movement of goods, services, and people from one location to another  Highways  Cars, trucks, busses  Airplanes  Cargo ships  Subway  Railroad  Internet  Television  Water
  2. 2. Modes of Transportation  Human-powered  Animal-powered  Air  Rail  Road  Water
  3. 3.  Infrastructure  Rails  Pipelines  Roads  Ports ○ Air and Sea  Vehicles  Cars, trucks  Airplanes  Ships Elements of Transportation
  4. 4. Why is transportation important?  Work  Food  Socialization  Entertainment  Education  Health  Safety
  5. 5. The Impact of Transportation  Economic (better transport allows more trade)  Planning (knowing where people live to provide services and mobility)  Environment (energy, pollutants, global warming)
  6. 6. just a little….. History of Transportation
  7. 7. ANY QUESTIONS?????
  8. 8. Penny Boats  Form groups of two - four  Use your aluminum foil to create a “barge” to hold as many pennies as possible without sinking  Once your group has finished construction, ask one of the adults to help you test it

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