The Ethanol Project

This The Ethanol Project activity & project also includes:

In a mock senate hearing regarding the development of ethanol as a fuel source, each person in the class is assigned a role to play and must uphold the stance of their character. Once the senate hearing is complete, each person writes a personal position essay about the topic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

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Pros

  • Role-play activity allows multiple perspectives to be presented in a non-threatening way
  • Personal position essay requires each learner to take a stance and back it up with evidence
Cons

  • Requires some direct instruction on how to make a mock hearing work, unless your classes have already done such an activity