In this activity, students will be performing a two-phase process to produce small batches of crude biodiesel. The crude biodiesel produced is of sufficient quality for use in the demonstration of the burning qualities of both biodiesel and vegetable oil. Included is an optional small-scale exercise where the students will use a washing procedure to experience the full process of producing biodiesel to meet quality levels necessary for use in vehicles. Kit contains enough materials for 15 groups of students. Teacher’s Manual and Student Study Guide copymasters are included.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations: MS-PS1-2; MS-PS1-3; HS-PS1-2
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns; Structure and Function
Engineering Practices: Analyzing and Interpreting Data; Obtaining, Evaluating and Communicating Information
4 X 500mL Vegetable Oil
15 X 25mL Methyl Alcohol
1 X 20g Potassium Hydroxide
Containers with sealable caps large enough to hold 200ml of liquid (if performing the washing process)
Distilled water (if performing the washing process)
Small quantity exemption 173.4
THIS PACKAGE CONFORMS TO 49 CFR 173.4 for domestic highway or rail transport only
*"Next Generation Science Standards” is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards was involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.