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By contributing to an investigation on different ways of meeting society’s energy needs, I can express an informed view on the risks and benefits of different energy sources, including those produced from plants.

Biodiesel (workshop) – A range of experiments based around the production and testing of Biodiesel from vegetable oil.

Oil from coffee grounds – not technically an oil but a simple method for extracting an oil-like mixture of terpenoids from coffee grounds that can be used as a fuel.

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Through investigation, I can explain the formation and use of fossil fuels and contribute to discussions on the responsible use and conservation of finite resources.

When a Fossil Fuel is Burned (Demo) – Collection of water and carbon dioxide when a Bunsen burns