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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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Exploring Green Jobs part of CLEAN Collection

In this lesson, students complete a Myers-Briggs Type Inventory of their personality type as an introductory step to understanding what green jobs might suit their personal styles. From the ...
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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 ...

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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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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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 ...

Car Quest part of CLEAN Collection

In this activity, students will determine the environmental effects of existing cars and a fleet consisting of their dream cars. They compute how many tons of heat-trapping gases are produced each ...

Wind Turbine Blade Design part of CLEAN Collection

Students go through the design process and the scientific method to test the effect of blade design on power output. There is an optional extension to use the data to create an optimal set of wind ...

Zero-Energy Housing part of CLEAN Collection

Students investigate passive solar building design with a focus on heating. Insulation, window placement, thermal mass, surface colors, and site orientation are addressed in the background materials ...

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, ...

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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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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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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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.