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Engaging Biofuel Exploration Through Cellulose Breakdown with Vernier and Bio-Rad
4:00–5:00 p.m. PST | 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

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Wondering how to demonstrate cellulose breakdown and explain how reaction speed relates to biofuel production amounts?

Introduce your students to relevant, real-world topics such as sustainability and renewable energy with this hands-on experiment, “Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action”! Get the tools you need to conduct an engaging quantitative enzyme tracking activity with your students using a standards-aligned method for modeling biomass conversion reactions using Vernier spectrophotometers.

What You'll Learn

In this webinar, Damon Tighe of Bio-Rad Laboratories and John Melville, PhD, of Vernier Science Education will

Demonstrate a hands-on experiment using Vernier spectrophotometers to detect enzymatic activity through color change.

Use the Vernier Spectral Analysis® app to construct calibration curves and determine unknown concentrations.

Provide educators with the complete experiment, outlining the steps to recreate the inquiry activity in the lab.

Offer tips and guidance for storing materials, maximizing experiment efficiency, and helping students learn from failed reactions. 


Presented By

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Damon Tighe
Curriculum and Training Specialist
Bio-Rad Laboratories


John Melville, PhD
Director of Biology
Vernier Science Education


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Colleen McDaniel

Biology & Environmental Science
Educational Technology Specialist