Iowa: Corn and Climate

This video reviews the benefits and drawbacks associated with growing corn to make ethanol.

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Climate Central

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Educators can implement several techniques to enhance the learning experience with the video. The topic lends itself to student debates on farming and the future, the pros/cons of biofuels, and a cost analysis of alternative fuels. Students can research and compare other potential benefits and drawbacks of other research technologies that produce fuel - for example, fuel produced from algae.

See also other resources on the CLEAN site that can support a lesson on biofuels.