BioEnergy in the Science Classroom

Strongly tied to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the BBEP workshop materials are designed to assist teachers in planning options for their classrooms that integrate NGSS and introduce Bioenergy and Bioproducts topics within the framework of chemistry, biology, environmental sciences and physics. Hands on and Minds-on activities provide science learning exercises and ideas for inquiry expansion for your students wanting more in-depth projects.

Our curriculum brings Science exercises and extension ideas into the following eight focus areas relating the emerging Bioeconomy workforce skills to Scientific skills in these job sectors:

  • Sustainability
  • Systems Thinking
  • Biomass production and logistics
  • Liquid Biofuels (transportation)
  • Biomass for heat (warmth)
  • BioPower (electricity)
  • BioProducts (industrial chemicals and natural products)
  • Environmental Impacts, Policy & Economics

Many careers in the biobased economy use science skills every day. Here's a brief sampling of experts needed in the emerging biobased economy that require science skills in their jobs:

  • Environmental Scientists
  • Marine Biologists (algae experts)
  • Plant Physiologists
  • Entomologists
  • Plant Breeders
  • Biochemists
  • Agronomists
  • Seed Physiologists
  • Soil Chemists
  • And many more?.