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The Big Energy Gamble part of CLEAN Collection

Students conduct an energy audit to determine how much carbon dioxide their family is releasing into the atmosphere and then make recommendations for minimizing their family

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 ...
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Evaluating woody biomass options for North Carolina's electricity future part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about the pros and cons of co-firing woody biomass fuels with coal to produce electricity.
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Fueling the future: Evaluating the sustainability of biofuels part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students consider the impact and sustainability of use of different classes of biofuels on the economy, the environment, and society. Students also learn about bioelectricity and ...
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Energy Walkabout part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity learners work in pairs or small groups to apply knowledge of energy-wise habits to evaluate energy use in their school and make recommendations for improved efficiency. Students ...
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Home Energy Quiz part of CLEAN Collection

Students take a Home Energy Quiz from the Energy Star Program to identify home improvements that could make their homes more energy efficient. The resource includes follow-up information about ...
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Solar Water Heater part of CLEAN Collection

Student teams design and build solar water heating devices that mimic those used in residences to capture energy in the form of solar radiation and convert it to thermal energy. In this activity, ...

Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Module Index part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This series of self-guided tutorials presents information on water, ecosystems, and energy resources. Animations of ecosystem processes enhance the text, and a summary of the important concepts ...

Danger in the Air part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this learning module, students are involved in an observational study of air pollutants in the atmosphere. The students collect and examine air quality and weather data, looking for correlations ...

Radioactivity Activity part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This activity is part of Planet Diary and contains an online exploration of waste in different states. Students investigate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Priorities site 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.
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Power Metering Project part of CLEAN Collection

This activity focuses on applying analytic tools such as pie charts and bar graphs to gain a better understanding of practical energy use issues. Also provides experience with how different types of ...

Capturing Carbon: Where do We Put it and Why? part of CLEAN Collection

This as a 2-part activity in which students study the properties of CO2 in a lab and then use Web resources to research different types of carbon capture. A video lecture accompanies the activity.

CEO2: The climate business game part of CLEAN Collection

CEO2 is a role-playing game that helps students explore different business strategies in order to maximize profit, significantly cut CO2 emissions, and develop low-carbon products by 2030.
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Carbon Calculator Activity part of CLEAN Collection

In this learning activity, students use a web-based carbon calculator to determine their carbon footprint on the basis of their personal and household habits and choices. Students identify which ...
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The Watershed Game part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site provides an introduction to the issues surrounding the use of water. It offers an interactive question and answer format that allows users to see the direct result of their decision ...

Going For A Spin - Making a Model Steam Turbine part of CLEAN Collection

Students explore how various energy sources can be used to cause a turbine to rotate and then generate electricity with a magnet.

Biomass - Creating Bio-Diesel part of CLEAN Collection

This detailed chemistry lesson from the U.S. Department of Energy focuses on transforming vegetable oil into biodiesel through a process of transesterification. The process described offers a good ...

Modeling the Process of Mining Silicon part of CLEAN Collection

The heart of this activity is a laboratory investigation that models the production of silicon. The activity is an investigation of silicon: the sources, uses, properties, importance in the fields of ...

Global Warming Wheel Card part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students construct a Global Warming Wheel Card, a hand-held tool that they can use to estimate their household
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