Biofuels and bioprospecting for beginners

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:TED-Ed
Publication Date:2013
Summary:Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels -- but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. Craig A. Kohn demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-1
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: 6-8; 9-12; agriculture; biofuel; biomass; energy resources; environment; high school; middle school; natural resources; oil and gas; video
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