Andrea Fristoe

FREE Instructional Materials NOW AVAILABLE from Growth Energy!

Blog Post created by Andrea Fristoe on May 15, 2019

This is a feature from the May 2019 edition of NAAE’s News & Views Newsletter. To read News & Views in its entirety, please visit this link.


Are you looking for some great instructional resources to help wind down the school year? Thanks to Growth Energy, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation and the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE), there are now 15 days of instructional materials available to help guide your students through the advancing technologies in the world of ethanol production and renewable fuels.


Included in this package of instructional materials are six activities which focus on the following concepts:


  • Industry, innovation, and technology led to the development of starch-based ethanol.
  • Ethanol plants use fermentation to convert corn into biofuels and animal feed products.
  • The United States government developed the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program with the intent of reducing greenhouse gases, increasing renewable fuel production, and decreasing dependence on foreign oil.
  • Biofuels provide consumers with energy choices that can improve rural economies and benefit the environment.
  • Advancing technologies are used to convert cellulosic components of corn into ethanol.


These instructional resources are a natural addition to many agricultural education courses, including natural resources and ecology, environmental science, crop science, agricultural power, and others.


To access these free instructional materials including the lesson plan, six activities, PowerPoint, and assessment visit NAAE’s Communities of Practice website at this link.