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Question of the Day: ANWR Drilling Policy part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
Students analyze the interplay between science and politics on the issue of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels 101 part of CLEAN Collection
In this activity, students conduct a life cycle assessment of energy used and produced in ethanol production, and a life cycle assessment of carbon dioxide used and produced in ethanol production.
Fermentation Challenge: Making Ethanol from Cellulose part of CLEAN Collection
This hands-on activity introduces students to the process of fermenting different carbohydrate sources into ethanol. Teachers demonstrate yeasts’ inability to metabolize certain food sources.
Fermentation in a Bag part of CLEAN Collection
This is a hands-on inquiry activity using zip-lock plastic bags that allows students to observe the process of fermentation and the challenge of producing ethanol from cellulosic sources. Students ...
Bioprospecting for cellulose-degrading microbes part of CLEAN Collection
This is a long-term inquiry activity in which students investigate locations they believe harbor cellulose-digesting microbes, collect samples, isolate them on selective media, and screen them for ...
Cooking with Sol part of CLEAN Collection
This activity from the Department of Energy provides background information about solar ovens and instructions on building a simple model solar cooker.
Biofuels/Biomass Cellulose Lab part of CLEAN Collection
In this lab activity, students investigate how to prepare a biofuel source for conversion to a combustible product. The activity models how raw materials are refined to process liquid fuels.
Power Generation Town Council part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is an opportunity for students to explore civil government and to present what they have learned about electric power generation in a persuasive manner