Oh, the Places (We’ll) Go
Reinventing the Wheels
Ever thought about how kids will get to school a hundred years from now? What about how you’ll commute to work a mere, say, twenty years from now? Transportation is changing rapidly, and how we travel today is already vastly different than how our parents and grandparents traveled a generation ago. So what’s next? Spoiler alert: The future is faster, greener, and wilder than anything we can even imagine.
what you’ll need
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What mode of future transportation would you like to try?
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How We’ll Travel Tomorrow
How will we travel ten years from now? Will trains fly? Will cars drive themselves? This National Geographic documentary explores the possibilities.
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It’s the Year 2050...
What are you driving?
Off to the (Robot) Races
Self-driving cars got a jumpstart when a bunch of engineers and “roboticists” got together for a very special kind of race.
Drones and Aerials and Air Taxis, Oh My!
New modes of transportation won’t just change the way we move, they’ll also change the way our cities and towns are designed and function.
“Supersonic” travel means moving faster than the speed of sound—so, pretty darn fast. But it’s not impossible: a fleet of supersonic flights known as the Concorde flew across the Atlantic in just three hours, but stopped in 2003 and haven’t returned. Could supersonic air travel be making a comeback?
Transportation poses one of the biggest challenges facing our planet. How can we get where we need to go without destroying the earth? Here are some interesting facts about sustainable transportation.
For younger explorers
Join Agent Plan-it for a lesson on designing a “smart city” of the future, complete with drones delivering our packages!
Imagine what your hometown will look like 20 or 30—or 100—years from now. Draw a map of the town. Think about how people will get around your town: Do you have the same streets, bridges, and tunnels that you currently have? Or do you need something totally new? Parking spaces for personal airplanes? Charging stations for electric bicycles? The sky’s the limit.