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Algae as a Biofuel

Note: the Algae as a Biofuel curriculum was developed and copyright owned by Drs. Ken Reid, Deb Gallagher and Robert Verb from Ohio Northern University.  The material found here may be used with permission only. We encourage anyone interested in using the curriclum or any parts of the curriculum to contact Dr. Ken Reid at k-reid@onu.edu.  Thank you!

This page is the main navigation page through "The Biology of Algae" the first module of the "Algae as a Biofuel" curriculum. Click on the Unit to navigate through individual lessons.

Click here for an overview of the curriculum

Unit
Day
Activity

1: Microscope Review

1

Microscope Lab: Part 1

(Homework - Bring in sample of water from pond, puddle, trough, fish tank, etc.)

1: Microscope Review

2

Microscope Lab: Part 2

1: Microscope Review

3

Microscope Lab: Part 2

2: Getting to Know the Scientists

4

Getting to Know the Scientists - Biopoems

3: Compare/Contrast Plants & Algae

5

Comparing Plants & Algae

4: Algae Jigsaw & Presentation

6

Algae Research Project

5: Algae Inquiry

7

Algal Microcosms

4: Algae Jigsaw & Presentation

8

Algae Research Project

Continue to work in jigsaw groups

5: Algae Inquiry

9

Algal Microcosms

Observe tanks and record findings

4: Algae Jigsaw & Presentation

10

Algae Research Project

Finish research and presentation

4: Algae Jigsaw & Presentation

11

Algae Research Project

Presentations: share papers and posters

5: Algae Inquiry

12

Algal Microcosms

Observe tanks and record findings

6: Field Collection

13

Field Collection 1:

Collect samples from location 1

6: Field Collection

14

Lab day for field collection

5: Algae Inquiry

15

Tank Observations

6: Field Collection

16

Field Collection 2:

Collect samples from location 2

6: Field Collection

17

Lab day for field collection 2:

Compare samples from both field collections

5: Algae Inquiry

18

Algal Microcosms

Observe tanks and record findings

7: Unusual Algae

19

Unique Algae: Global View

Find the most unique place for algae

7: Unusual Algae

20

Unique Algae: Global View

Find the most unique place for algae

7: Unusual Algae

21

Unique Algae: Extreme Challenge

7: Unusual Algae

22

Share information from extreme challenge

5: Algae Inquiry

23

Algal Microcosms

Observe tanks and record findings

6: Field Collection

24

Field Collection 3:

Collect samples from location 3

6: Field Collection

25

Lab day for field collection 3

6: Field Collection

26

Compare samples from all 3 field locations

5: Algae Inquiry

27

Algal Microcosms

Observe tanks and record findings

5: Algae Inquiry

28

Begin compiling data from Algal Microcosm observations

5: Algae Inquiry

29

Organize data from Algal Microcosm observations

5: Algae Inquiry

30

Algal Microcosms - Final data collection

Observe tanks and record findings

5: Algae Inquiry

31

Add data from final collection; complete data collection charts

5: Algae Inquiry

32

Create Powerpoint or alternate presentation

Share information about group tasks

5: Algae Inquiry

33

Finish Presentations

5: Algae Inquiry

34

Presentations: findings from each group

5: Algae Inquiry

35

Presentations: findings from each group

8: Standards

This material was developed by faculty of Ohio Northern University for use with Upper Sciota Valley schools; the material may be used only with permission of the authors.


Last updated: 4/2/2010
© 2010, Ohio Northern University: Dr. Kenneth Reid, Dr. Debra Gallagher and Dr. Robert Verb