Economic, Environmental, and Social Effects of Biofuels

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 considerations and see the whole picture.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals create a list of advantages and disadvantages of biofuels as they view the video; create a master list as a class
  • Visit an ethanol plant to see the creation of a biofuel in action
Classroom Considerations

  • Expects a fundamental understanding of different biofuel types
Pros

  • Includes links to important background knowledge
  • Presents an informative lesson with a nonbiased viewpoint
Cons

  • None