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Carolina Investigations® for AP® Environmental Science: Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production

$5.95 - $179.80

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 to produce ethanol fuel. Students follow a guided activity to examine the effect of mechanical grinding on enzymatic digestion of cellulose. Student groups test experimental variables, such as pH, heat pretreatment, or some combination of these, to optimize the digestion of cellulose into glucose.

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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 to produce ethanol fuel. Students follow a guided activity to examine the effect of mechanical grinding on enzymatic digestion of cellulose. Student groups test experimental variables, such as pH, heat pretreatment, or some combination of these, to optimize the digestion of cellulose into glucose.

The 8-Station Kit is designed for a class of 32 students working in 8 groups of 4. The 1-Station Kit is designed for a group of 4 students. The 8-Station Refill replenishes consumed materials in the 8-Station Kit. Digital teacher's manual, included FREE with kit or refill purchase, is a 12-month eBook license to the Biomass to Biofuel: Grasses for Ethanol Production Teacher's Manual and Student Guide.

Note: Order the kit or refill with the perishable material included (item #181115P, #181116P, or #181117P) or with a voucher to request the perishable material later at your convenience (item #181115, #181116, or #181117). Contact Carolina or return the voucher to request delivery of perishable material.

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