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American Chemical Society: Middle School Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce middle schoolers to the basic principles of chemistry with a curriculum set packed with activities and experiments that let learners explore the attractions and motion of atoms and molecules, the state changes of water,...
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Life Science

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Photosynthesis, extinction, biomimicry, and bioremediation. Young environmental engineers study these processes. Using photosynthesis as a model and biomimicry as an example, groups research how nature provides hints for engineering...
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Exploring Energy: Designing a Brighter Future

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
Coal soot and gas fumes, smog and pollution, acid rain and nuclear radiation may become passe as scientists search for innovative, sustainable energy sources. Engage young environmentalists in the quest with a collection of resources...
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No Fossils in This Fuel

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Yeast and sugar go beyond the pantry and into a fuel experiment. Use these common baking ingredients to assist your class in creating ethanol, a natural fuel. Pupils observe the process and gather information to elaborate on the...
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Biodiesel: The Afterlife of Oil

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Use this slick video to introduce your environmental scientists to the wonders of biodiesel. They will learn about problems caused by our waste oil, how it can be recycled, and other benefits of using biofuels. Use the video, assessment...
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Biofuel - Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
This clever video has an old fashioned feel but presents a very modern technology. The formation of ethanol fuel from plant material is explained using simple computer animations and a salesman-sounding narrator. The advantages of using...
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Creating Biodiesel and Mitigating Waste

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Biotechnology pros produce their own biofuel using waste oil and fresh vegetable oil. They test the quality of their product using titration techniques and pH analysis. They write their observations and report their findings. Be aware...
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Transportation Fuels: What Car Will You Drive?

For Teachers 7th
How many different types of biofuels are out there? Seventh graders watch a series of videos and participate in a series of activities in order to better understand all the transportation options available. They consider what type of car...
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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Biotech engineers discover that changes in the DNA code for cell wall formation can help create crops better suited for biofuel production. They extract DNA from wheat germ. They decode paper strips with codes and relate the activity to...
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Ethanol Fermentation

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Biofuel is a possible form of clean and renewable energy. Engineering explorers observe the fermentation process, and then alter the temperature to discover the effect on fermentation. The plan is complete with materials, procedures, and...
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Grades 9-10 Energy Sources

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Alternative energy sources are becoming increasingly important. Learners have the opportunity to explore alternative energy sources using a differentiated instruction unit. They group together based on ability levels, assign roles to...
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Buses and Biofuels: Sustainable Transportation

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
One-third of all carbon emissions comes from transportation in the United States. The third lesson in a 13-part series on Exploring Energy offers ideas on how to reduce emissions from cars, airplanes, large trucks, and more. 
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Farm to Fuel: The Alternative Fuels Industry

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Need a instructional activity to fuel young minds? A variety of hands-on activities is sure to get your class fired up! Beginning with an introductory slideshow and culminating with group presentations, the week-long unit has something...
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Edible Algae Models

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Sometimes it's okay to eat your science experiment. A hands-on activity has pupils create models for algae to learn about its cellular structure. The best part of the experiment? The resulting juice-filled gels are edible—yum!
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Algae: Tiny Plants with Big Energy Potential

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
My, what big energy potential you have! Scholars learn about the energy potential of using algae as a biofuel. A PowerPoint presentation first describes the structure of algae and then how researchers use algae as biofuel to produce energy.
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Corn for Fuel?!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Can corn power the world? Young scientists learn about how corn and other plants can provide renewable biofuels in the second of nine lessons. They set up an experiment to investigate how different variables affect plant growth. All of...
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Microbes and Manure = Biofuel

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Waste not, want not! Science scholars explore manure as an alternative energy source through reading and experimentation. Groups construct their own biofuel digesters and observe the process of methane production. The teacher's guide...
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Carbon Neutral and Biofuels

For Students 9th - 12th
Explore the cycle of carbon used as a biofuel. The video narrator describes the need for biofuels to maintain the amount of carbon dioxide in our air. Scholars learn different sources of these biofuels such as organic matter, crops, and...
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Economic, Environmental, and Social Effects of Biofuels

For Students 9th - 12th
Analyze the socioeconomic advantages and disadvantages of biofuels. Although generating fuel from living organisms seems to be a good idea, there are many implications to consider. A thorough video lesson helps learners examine these...
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Fueling the Future: Evaluating the Sustainability of Biofuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
My biofuel is better than your biofuel. Small groups research a specific biofuel and think about the impact of its production and use on the environment, the economy, and on society, and report their findings to the class. Individuals...
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Could Poop Power Our Cars?

For Students 9th - 12th
Have you ever considered that your poop might be the key to saving the planet? The video discusses how human and animal waste is an issue. Then the scientist explains how researchers are using one problem to solve another. Maybe poop...
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Study Jams! Renewable Fuels

For Students 5th - 9th Standards
A single slide introduces each of the following renewable energy sources: hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar, tidal, and biomass. This provides a succinct overview that you can use as a visual aid when you first introduce alternative...
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Electricity From All Kinds of Renewable Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th
On a bold, computer-generated animation of a landscape appears a city, power plants, wind turbines, and smaller, decentralized combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The intent is to show how CHP plants can be incorporated into the energy...
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Reaction Rates and Catalysts in Ethanol Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a five-day module in which high school chemists determine what other materials can serve as catalysts for producing ethanol. Another objective of the lessons is to introduce reaction rate and activation energy. Learners also use...