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Middle School Activities

Students will explore how to grow poplar for bioenergy, measure carbon storage, compare different biofuels to fossil fuels, and measure their carbon footprints.

These activities use Next Generation Science Standards. The activities range in time from 30 to 50 minutes. Some of them will require more than one class period.

Growing Bioenergy



Carbon Impacts

Life Cycle Analysis

Five teenagers digging a hole in a field.
Students in Oregon plant a poplar cutting to learn about growing bioenergy.
Washington State University