This lesson will explore the phenomenon of maple sap production in the Great Lakes, as it pertains to chemical energy storage and transfer, in contrast with mechanical energy storage and transfer in wind turbines. Students will model the production of maple syrup from sap by making simple syrup and perform a distillation experiment with cola.
- Know how climate change can affect maple syrup production
Understand how maple sap is an energy source for trees and syrup is produced from it
Be able to use the laboratory technique of distillation to separate the components of cola