Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Final

Publication Date

Spring 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

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