Ethanol vs Fossil Fuel

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Grade Level: Middle School

Overview
The purpose of the activities in this lab is to compare and contrast ethanol to fossil fuels. For each fuel, we will compare the amount of carbon dioxide produced, the amount of carbon soot produced and the amount of heat produced when burned.

Learning Objectives

• Compare the difference of using ethanol and kerosene.
• Measure the amount of carbon dioxide produced after burning ethanol and kerosene.
• Measure the amount of heat produced when burning ethanol and kerosene.