Hybrid cars

By surprise smartie

Intro

 

Cool stuff

What the word hybrid really means. According to Julia Layton hybrid means that two different things that work together. ThatŐs cool. Its like ice cream and video games mixed, it tastes good and you can have fun. What are some examples of hybrids, besides a car? According to Julia Layton Some examples of non-car hybrids are trains, buses, and submarines.  The trains and the buses use diesel fuel and electricity.  The submarines use nuclear power and electricity. Add flavor

What it is

What is a hybrid car? According to Toyota.com, The hybrid car is a car with 2 kinds of power electricity and gasoline. Add flavor How much less pollution does a hybrid create (than a normal car)? According to Toyota.com They produce half the pollution than regular cars. Add flavor

History

Why were hybrid cars invented? According to Julia Layton Hybrid cars were invented because gas prices are so crazy!  It can cost $50 just to fill up your gas tank one time.  They were also invented because many people are worried air pollution, which is hurting our earth.

How it works

How do hybrid cars work? (battery) According to Julia Layton it recharges its own battery when your driving but when you use your brake then it kind of loses some electricity. How do hybrid cars work? (engine) according to Julia Layton A hybrid can shut off its own engine. It runs on two sorts of energy gas and electricity. And it does charge it's electric motor. How do hybrid cars work? (cut down) According to Julia Layton Hybrids have cool shapes to help cut down on wind-resistance. It has a cover on its wheels to keep wind from slowing down. And the cover is made out of a medal thing.

Bibliography

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://teachingtools.nridge.net/Research/AdFreeWelchMade/hybrid-car.htm

Author:

Julia Layton

Title:

How Hybrid Cars Work

Date of retrieval:

May 11, 2010

Brief Summary:

HowStuffWorks is awesome.  It's a website that tells about all kinds of technology.  This section tells about hybrids.  It has tons of advertising, but it also has good videos.

 

 

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Bibliography

Source:

http://teachingtools.nridge.net/Research/AdFreeWelchMade/PriusKids.html

Author:

Toyota.com

Title:

Making Cars that are Environmentally Friendly

Date of retrieval:

May 11, 2010

Brief Summary:

Wow! This is an awesome website that is really easy to understand.  It teaches all about hybrids, but it doesn't use big, fancy college words, like Wikipedia, etc.