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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

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Students will investigate how changes in the DNA sequence that codes for cell wall formation can have a favorable outcome in producing plants that have higher levels of cellulose than the parent plant. The cellulose yield is most important in the production of ethanol: the greater the amount of cellulose within the cell wall, the greater the amount of ethanol that can be produced.

Subject(s):

  • Science

Grade(s):

  • Middle School (6-8)

Topic(s):

  • Energy

NAAEE Guidelines/Strand(s):

  • Strand 1: Questioning, Analysis & Interpretation Skills
  • Strand 2.1: The Earth as a Physical System


Resource Type(s):

  • Lessons & Activities

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Cell Wall Recipe: A Lesson on Biofuels

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, District of Columbia
www.eere.energy.gov

Organization Type: Natural Resource Education

Contact:
Billie Newland
U.S. Department of Energy
301-903-8595
Billie.Newland@hq.doe.gov

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