ERIC Number: ED222360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Gasohol: An Energy Alternative. A Basic Teaching Unit on Energy. Revised.
McDermott, Hugh, Ed.; Scharmann, Larry, Ed.
This 2-3 week high school chemistry unit is designed to provide students with an awareness of Gasohol as an energy alternative. Gasohol is a blend of 10 percent pure ethanol and 90 percent unleaded gasoline. The unit consists of nine activities (five laboratory experiments, three informational readings, and a sample problem activity). The five experiments cover fermentation, distillation, heat of combustion, and production of ethanol from corn. The three informational readings familiarize students with the concepts and vocabulary of Gasohol and other related terms. The sample problem worksheets (focusing on chemical reactions/calculations) can be assigned according to teacher judgment of what his or her class is capable of completing. Rationale, objectives, and instructional strategies are provided for the experiments, readings, and problems. Since a permit is needed for the production of ethanol, sample instructions for obtaining a permit and a sample permit are also provided. A list of process skills fostered, advanced teacher preparation, goals, planning guide, and evaluation suggestions are included in the introduction. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Energy, Environmental Education, Fuels, High Schools, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Experiments, Secondary School Science
Nebraska Energy Office, Extension Division Chief, P. O. Box 95085, Lincoln, NE 68509 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska State Energy Office, Lincoln.
Identifiers: Energy Education; Gasohol; Nebraska
Note: Original writers, Ronald G. Crampton, Don Haase, Edward Kinzer, and R. Stephen Skinner. For related documents, see ED 179 395 and SE 039 406-416.