History of the Electric Vehicle

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this activity, learners will:
  • Learn about the history of the make and models of various electric vehicles and investigate current trends
  • Conduct research to understand the process behind changes in popularity of the Electric Vehicle and gain understanding of their technological changes
  • Present their research findings to their class

Curriculum Connections

Science 7: Interactions and Ecosystems; Structures and Forces
Science 8: Mechanical Systems
Science 9: Electrical Principles and Technologies
Science 10: Energy Flow in Technological Systems; Energy Flow in Global Systems; Stewardship
Science 20: Science, Technology and Society
Science 30: Chemistry and the Environment, Energy and the Environment
Social Studies 9: Issues for Canadians: Economic System in Canada and the United States
Social Studies 10: To what extent should we embrace globalization?
Social Studies 20: To what extent should we embrace nationalism?

Length of Activity

1 - 2 hours

Materials List

  • Internet-enabled device
  • History of the Electric Vehicle Backgrounder
  • History of the Electric Vehicle Worksheet
  • Marking Rubric

Online Lesson Format