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    Cooking with Sol

    This activity from the Department of Energy provides background information about solar ovens and instructions on building a simple model solar cooker.

    Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels 101

    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

    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

    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

    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 ...

    Thermal Expansion and Sea Level Rise

    In this short but effective demonstration/experiment, students investigate how thermal expansion of water might affect sea level.