Farm to Fuel: The Alternative Fuels Industry

Need a lesson 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 for everyone. Multiple assessment options make measuring achievement fun and easy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson to highlight the importance of renewable fuel sources
  • Partner with your school's Future Farmers of America and perform the activities with both classes
Classroom Considerations

  • Discuss and plan the field trip in advance with an administrator. No time for a trip? Show an informative video instead
Pros

  • The starch extraction lab is simple and helps pupils understand where alternative fuels come from
  • Find all the support you need, plus video links and assessments, in the teacher's guide
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS