Aluminum recycling, electrolysis, conservation of mass
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.
South Dakota State University
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