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Is There a Better Way to Power Airplanes? (2:42)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:25 What is the problem with our current system of powering jet planes?
  2. 00:39 Why is it hard to develop fuel sources other than jet fuel, given our current system?
  3. 01:21 What is the challenge facing alternative fuel sources including coal, batteries, and natural gas?
  4. 01:41 What is another obstacle to using alternative fuel sources like diesel, gasoline, and nuclear fuel?
  5. 02:38 What is the best route forward when it comes to powering airplanes? What are the obstacles to achieving this Solution?