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  • Science
  • MS, HS
Students investigate locations they believe harbor cellulose-digesting microbes, collect samples, isolate them on selective media, and screen them...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
The ability to explain the processes by which plants capture, store and use energy for growth and development is fundamental to understanding...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
What effect does growing millions of acres of corn have on the plants and insects living in agricultural landscapes? Can we balance biomass...
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In this game, players—both students and the public—take on the role of farmers working to sustainably grow crops to produce energy resources, earn...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
This activity examines how soil microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, are involved in carbon cycling. Students design experiments to explore the...
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  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
In this simple experiment, students investigate the process of fermentation in resealable bags with bakers yeast, warm water and various sources of...
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  • Science
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
In these field investigations, students explore the effects of biofuel crop production on invertebrate diversity and the effects those organisms have...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
"Which came first—the engineer or the scientist? Scientists find out why things happen. Engineers solve problems to make particular things happen."...
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  • Science
  • MS, HS
What is the difference between biofuels and fossil fuels? Why are researchers at GLBRC investigating making biofuels from corn stalks, grasses and...
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Open to students in grades 2-10 (but not to students under age 7), the Dreamvention Challenge Contest encourages students to think outside the box...