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Recycling Aluminum
iLEARN Teaching Resources
  • Steffani Burwitz, West Central High School, Humboldt, SD
  • Kristin M Roe, Big Stone City School District, Big Stone City, SD
  • Matthew L Miller, South Dakota State University
  • Madhav P Nepal, South Dakota State University
  • Larry B Browning, South Dakota State University
  • P. Troy White, South Dakota State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Final
Publication Date
3-19-2019
Keywords
  • Aluminum recycling,
  • electrolysis,
  • conservation of mass
Description

Students will investigate and compare the energy cost to produce aluminum products from aluminum ore and recycled aluminum. Students will perform an electrolysis activity to reinforce the idea that recycling metal requires less energy than mining and refining metals from their original source in the earth.

Pages
43-48
Format
PDF
Language
English
Publisher
South Dakota State University
Citation Information
Steffani Burwitz, Kristin Roe, Madhav P Nepal, Larry B. Browning, Matthew L. Miller and Peter T. White. 2019. Recycling Aluminum. ILEARN Teaching Resources. 2(3):43-48