Bioenergy Activity

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Tennessee State University (TSU)
Summary:Try this introductory bioenergy activity with your high school biology or environmental science students. Developed by Jason de Koff, assistant professor of Agronomy and Soil Science at Tennessee State University, with funding from a U.S. Department of agriculture -, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Capacity Building Grant, the lesson presents an overview of bioenergy; a lab activity in which students investigate which kind of organic material, or feedstock, yeast prefers to make ethanol, a biofuel; and a bingo game that can be used to produce biodiesel.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
Subjects: activities; biomass; energy; lesson; renewable energy
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