Refine Your Results

Content Curators

Grades

Subjects

Resource Types

Standards

Now... gain access to over 2 Million curated educational videos and 500,000 educator reviews to free & open educational resources

Get a 10 Day Free Trial

67 resources with the concept biomass

Lesson Planet

Reaction Rates and Catalysts in Ethanol Production

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a five-day module in which high school chemists determine what other materials can serve as catalysts for producing ethanol. Another objective of the lessons is to introduce reaction rate and activation energy. Learners also use...
Lesson Planet

Energy in Today's Global Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Energy analysts assess the environmental cost of fossil fuels and compare it to various alternative energy sources. They role play a community scenario where they develop a plan to provide energy for a certain region. They present an...
Lesson Planet

Investigating and Using Biomass Gases

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Oh what fun it is to roast marshmallows! Though it isn't the focus of the lesson, it is a culminating activity. High school environmental scientists generate gas from biomass (wood pellets or splints), produce a flame with it, and then...
Lesson Planet

US Energy Geography

For Teachers 4th - 12th
The maps display the statistics for energy consumption and power production, state by state. They are tremendous visual aids for your natural resources unit. Consider having your class compare energy consumption versus production, or...
Lesson Planet

Plants in Your Gas Tank: From Photosynthesis to Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Explore ethanol and how it is produced. Young scientists investigate photosynthesis and fermentation to the concept of conservation of energy and mass. They discuss the environmental and economical benefits of ethanol as a fuel additive.
Lesson Planet

The Biofuel Project: Creating Biodiesel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students research about the processing of biodiesel fuels. In this energy lesson, students produce their own biodiesel using used and new vegetable oil. They discuss the environmental and economic benefits of using biodiesel.
Lesson Planet

Trash to Gas

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment with biomass materials as alternative energy sources. In this biomass material lesson, students participate in an experiment with cow manure to determine how it can be used as an energy source. They record their data...
Lesson Planet

The Math of Renewable Energy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students research additional information about questions on their worksheet. In this energy lesson, students develop visual aids of their proposed solution to the problem. They present their work in class.
Lesson Planet

Biomass: Nature's Most Flexible Energy Resource

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Begin with a reading passage, questions, and vocabulary, then dive into the topic of biomass. Physical science neophytes perform a laboratory activity in which an entire ear of corn is weighed. The edible portion removed leaving husk and...
Lesson Planet

Dynamics of Ecosystems

For Students 9th - 12th
A set of guided notes walks your biology or environmental studies learners through the dynamics of ecosystems. They write short answers to questions about the energy budget, food webs, trophic levels, and biogeochemical cycles. One way...
Lesson Planet

Science Jeopardy

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wow! Review an entire semester of biology curriculum playing this Science Jeopardy game! The variety of topics is extremely broad, so you will need to review each question to find if they all apply to your course. As you find material...
Lesson Planet

it's Lonely At The Top

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explore the differnences between food producers in food webs and food consumers in food chains. Behavioral choices of primary and secondary consumers such as herbivores, vegetarians, carnivors, and omnivors are analyzed.
Lesson Planet

Biomass: Biogas Generator

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
It's a gas. Middle schoolers build a biogas generator following the directions in this resource. After a few days of observation, they demonstrate that the gas given off by the decomposing manure is flammable. The activity concludes as...
Lesson Planet

Plants in Your Gas Tank: From Photosynthesis to Ethanol

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A series of lab activities helps to fill ecology classes in on the production of biofuels. They perform chromatography and fermentation experiments, writing up their own lab reports for each activity. The lesson concludes with a...
Lesson Planet

Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

For Teachers 7th - 12th
First, beginning biologists extract DNA from wheat. Then they use paper strip DNA strands to model possible DNA sequences. They arrange strips to construct a cell wall model. The intent is to get your class thinking about how scientists...
Lesson Planet

Grass as Biomass

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore energy properties by listening to a sustainability lecture in class. In this biomass lesson, students identify what biomass is, how it can be transformed into a usable energy and how it complements the energy cycle....
Lesson Planet

Should Soil Be Sterile?

For Teachers 2nd - 12th
Students determine if the sterilization of topsoil is beneficial to seed germination and plant growth. They grow plants alongside control groups, make and record observations of plant growth and measure plant biomass.
Lesson Planet

Down in the Dumps

For Teachers 7th - 8th
After an introduction to municipal sludge, middle school ecologists consider the pros and cons of dumping in the Hudson River Canyon. The class is split into two groups: one to debate in favor or dumping and one to debate against the...
Lesson Planet

Searching for Tomorrow's Energy

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate energy. In this biology lesson plan, 5th graders will learn about energy, fossil fuels, and renewable and nonrenewable resources. Students will be participating in three lab activities which are described in...
Lesson Planet

Zoo Poo

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students use Internet research to determine the amount of carbon dioxide produced per unit energy for biomass and coal. In this alternative energy lesson, students research to find out how much energy and carbon dioxide several coal and...
Lesson Planet

Biomass: The Energy of the Future

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders examine information about a variety of renewable fuels. They read key vocabulary terms, read and discuss a story handout, and conduct research on renewable fuels. Students then complete a comparison chart, and write an...
Lesson Planet

Greenewables

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students form expert engineering teams working for the (fictional) alternative energy consulting firm, Greenewables, Inc. Each team specializes in a form of renewable energy used to generate electrical power: passive solar, solar...
Lesson Planet

Bacteria: Friend or Foe?

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students examine a variety of environmental and industrial roles of bacteria. explore where bacteria can be found and distinguish bacteria from other organisms.
Lesson Planet

Jeopardy 8th Grade (Science)

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There are so many topics touched upon in this Jeopardy-style science game, that it is difficult to classify! The categories include electricity, matter, ecology, earth and space, and scientific investigation. This would best be used at...