A picture of beta-D-glucose.Humans use enormous amounts of energy every day; from heating and cooling homes, to fueling transportation, to powering factories, performing the countless other energy dependent activities of our daily lives. Because of our energy dependence, it is vital that we discover more efficient and sustainable ways to meet our energy needs. Power from plants and other organic materials and waste (i.e., bioenergy) is part of a sustainable future.



PS3.D, MS-LS1-7 , HS-LS1-7

Grade Level Range: 
Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)