You will need
Chat about vehicles
- Everyone should chat about how vehicle owners can improve fuel economy and reduce emissions.
- Everyone should split into teams of three or four.
- The person leading the activity should introduce the quiz sheets using the information below. Everyone should listen carefully, as they’ll need some of the information for the quiz.
- The person leading the activity should give each group a ‘Road worthy quiz' sheet, a ‘Fix-it quiz' sheet, and some pens or pencils.
- Each team should work to answer all questions. The person leading the activity should help everyone keep track of time by letting them know when they’re halfway through. They may want to give everyone a five minute warning, too.
- When the quiz has finished, each team should swap their answers with another team. The person leading the activity should go through the answers.
- Everyone should look back at their quiz sheets. Did they make any mistakes? Were any questions especially tricky? Why?
This activity was all about developing skills. Lots of people travel in a vehicle every day. How many people really know how they work? Why is it useful to know how things work? It can help people use them more easily and effectively. Knowing how things work might also mean people can fix and maintain them too – this keeps everyone safe, and can even save money!
This activity was also about being responsible. What can people do to make sure vehicles are less damaging to the environment? People might think about removing unnecessary weight (like items in the boot or roof or bike racks), keeping windows closed, or making sure tyres are properly inflated. Why is it important that people make sure their vehicles damage the environment less?