In this activity students make biodiesel from waste vegetable oil and develop a presentation based on their lab experience. Parts of the activity include creation of bio-diesel from clean vegetable oil, creation of bio-diesel from waste vegetable oil, chemical analysis of biodiesel, purification of biodiesel, and creation of soap from glycerin.
ACTS, US Department Of Energy, Energy Education and Workforce Development
Activity takes time allotment of two weeks, which includes extended time in a chemistry lab.
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