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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production 8-Station Kit (with voucher)

Product Highlights
  • Design and conduct an experiment to optimize the digestion of cellulose
  • Connects to Unit 6 and Topic 6.7
  • Includes materials for a class of 32 students working in 8 groups of 4
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Product Details
This lab activity guides students in the design of their own experiment testing various pretreatments of grass to maximize glucose production that could ultimately be used for the production of ethanol fuel. Students first follow a guided activity to examine the effect of mechanical grinding on enzymatic digestion of cellulose. In an inquiry activity, each group tests its experimental variables, such as pH, heat pretreatment, or some combination of these, to optimize the digestion of cellulose into glucose.

Product Features

  • Kit is designed for a class of 32 students working in 8 groups of 4.
  • Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production Teacher's Manual and Student Guide.

Note: Kit includes a voucher to request perishables later at your convenience. Contact Carolina or return the voucher to request delivery of perishable materials.

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What’s Included:
  • 1 Cellic® CTec2 Enzyme, 35 mL
  • 1 Coarsely Chopped Grass, 7 g
  • 1 Pelleted Grass, 32 g
  • 1 Finely Milled Grass, 32 g
  • 100 Glucose Test Strips
  • 8 Weigh Boats
  • 48 Tubes, 15 mL
  • 100 Transfer Pipets
  • 60 Plastic Cups
  • 1 0.2 M Hydrochloric Acid, 15 mL
  • 1 0.1 M Sodium Hydroxide, 15 mL
  • 1 pH Paper Dispenser (range of 1.0-14.0)
  • 1 Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
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Needed But Not Included:
  • 1 Balance
  • 1 Thermometer
  • 1 Hot Plate
  •  Labeling Tape and Marking Pens
  •  Paper Towels
  •  Incubator (optional)
  •  Ice Bath (optional for inquiry activity)
  •  Water Baths (optional)
  •  Beakers or Flasks, 200 mL (optional for inquiry activity)
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