Renewable Fuels Lesson Plans and Student Module Courses


The Renewable Fuels instructional materials were created for educators to use with students to develop a solid foundational understanding of renewable fuels. The six units of curriculum include information ranging from definitions of ethanol and processes within the ethanol industry to the exploration of career opportunities in renewable fuels. The student module courses explain what ethanol is, the production process, and the effects ethanol has both on the agricultural industry and environment as well as the impact of the ethanol industry on our culture and economy. Cost--Free

For Students:
Ethanol Student Module Course One - This course will begin to help you understand what ethanol is, the production process, and the effects ethanol has both on the agricultural industry and environment.

Ethanol Student Module Course Two - This course will begin to help you understand the impact of the ethanol industry on our culture and economy.

For Teachers:
Unit 1 Lesson 1 What is Ethanol and Why Now?
Unit 1 Lesson 2 Agriculture and the Ethanol Industry
Unit 1 Lesson 3 Ethanol Production: From Then to Now

Unit 2 Lesson 1 Ethanol Inputs
Unit 2 Lesson 2 Chemical Reactions that Produce Ethanol
Unit 2 Lesson 3 Ethanol Production Process
Unit 2 Lesson 4 Dry and Wet Milling Process
Unit 2 Lesson 5 Geography of Ethanol Production

Unit 3 Lesson 1 Vehicle Technology
Unit 3 Lesson 2 Engine Performance
Unit 3 Lesson 3 Non-Automotive Use of Ethanol

Unit 4 Lesson 1 Ethanol and the Environment

Unit 5 Lesson 1 Ethanol Production and Utilization Impacts
Unit 5 Lesson 2 Ethanol Impact on the Corn Supply

Unit 6 Lesson 1 Ethanol Careers