A comparison of travel into Glasgow city centre by car, bus and train. Three families attempt to travel three miles from their homes to the centre of Glasgow. The cost and time of their journeys are compared. Although the car journey starts well, it ends up being significantly more expensive and time consuming.
Students could be asked to list all of the possible ways that they could travel from their local area to the nearest big city or to another town. For each method of transport they could research the time it would take to make the journey and the cost of this.
They could then create a list of advantages and disadvantages for each method of travel including health benefits and environmental impact. Students could then use this information to make a decision and vote on the method of transport they would choose. A bar graph could be created to present the results.