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Tool – Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel: A spreadsheet application is needed to analyze the data. Microsoft Excel is used in this activity and is available as part of Microsoft Office.

Tool Builder

Microsoft Corporation - www.microsoft.com

Tool Cost

Excel is part of the suite of Microsoft Office software. Students and educators may be able to purchase this software at a reduced cost. The Student and Home Edition is sufficient for use in this activity.

Tool - Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, galaxies in outer space, and the depths of the ocean. Students can add “pushpins” with information to document their findings for different destinations. Google Earth desktop is available free of charge http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/desktop.html

References

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ind_road.html

http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_statistics/html/table_04_23.html

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/420f05004.htm#key

http://www.epa.gov/climateleaders/documents/resources/commute_travel_product.pdf

http://unfccc.int/ghg_data/items/3825.php