The first manned, hydrogen-powered plane has been successfully tested in the skies above Spain. It was powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which produce only heat and water as exhaust products. The tests could pave the way for a new generation of greener aircraft.
Children will argue why a hydrogen-powered plane will be better for the environment. They will learn about other gases and their uses.
- to name several gases and identify one way in which each is useful to us
Children will learn:
- to understand that hydrogen is a gas which can be used as a fuel
- that hydrogen is an alternative fuel to petrol and does not produce carbon dioxide as a by-product
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.