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Colorado River Supply part of CLEAN Collection

This activity addresses climate change impacts that affect all states that are part of the Colorado River Basin and are dependent on its water. Students examine available data, the possible ...
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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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Generating electricity: Evaluating the sustainability of today's and tomorrow's energy sources. part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about the energy sources used by their local utility provider to generate electricity, and work in small groups to evaluate the sustainability of either a renewable ...
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Wind Energy Using Google Earth part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students use Google Earth to investigate ideal features of wind farms.
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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.

US Energy Production and Consumption part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore energy production and consumption by contrasting regional energy production in five different US regions.
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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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Feeling the Heat part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students learn about the urban heat island effect by investigating which areas of their schoolyard have higher temperatures - trees, grass, asphalt, and other materials. Based on ...

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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How Much Energy is on my Plate? part of CLEAN Collection

This activity leads students through a sequence of learning steps that highlight the embedded energy that is necessary to produce various types of food. Students start by thinking through the ...
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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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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Algal Biofuels: An Emerging Renewable Energy part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students explore the basic living requirements of algae (phytoplankton)through hands-on experience and an interactive game. Students investigate what algal biofuels are, how they ...

Responding to Climate Change part of CLEAN Collection

This is the ninth and final lesson in a series of lessons about climate change. This lesson focuses on the various activities that humans can do to mitigate the effects of climate change. This ...

Testing alkalinity in water systems (simulation) part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This investigation is a laboratory activity in which the alkalinity of 2 types of substrates (carbonate vs. non-carbonate) are compared on the basis of titration. Students will reflect on the relationship of alkalinity and toxic heavy metals.

String Scientific Notation/Metric System Demonstration part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
Short demonstration on scientific notation by asking students to place numbers on a number line using string and notecards.

Where shall we go swimming? part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
This activity is a water study investigation showing how biotic and abiotic factors are influenced by human activity.