Materials List: Corn for Fuel?!

Each group needs:

  • 2 planting containers; e.g., plastic cups
  • 6 seeds (e.g., lima beans, peas, broad beans, etc.)
  • 2 cups soil
  • a glass bottle or jar
  • options for experimental variables (e.g., 2 different kinds of soil, fertilizer, sunlight filters, heat lamps)
  • one copy of the Designing a Biofuels Plant Worksheet for each student
  • one copy of the Corn for Fuel?! Datasheet for each student

To share with the entire class:

  • a dark area and a bright area – a box will work for the dark area
  • a glass bottle or jar
  • computer access, with an internet connection to watch an online video