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The “Green” Root Beer Laboratory

by: Renee Clary and James Wandersee

No, your students will not be drinking green root beer for St. Patrick’s Day—this “green” root beer laboratory promotes environmental awareness in the science classroom, and provides a venue for some very sound science content! While many science classrooms incorporate root beer–brewing activities, the root beer lab presented in this article has an added environmental benefit: It uses local ingredients and recycled products. This lab also encourages student inquiry into a multitude of interdisciplinary topics—and your students will enjoy sampling the results of their scientific endeavors.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 2/1/2010Stock # tst10_077_02_24Volume 077Issue 02

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