The Great Biofuels Debate *suitable for home teaching*

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The resources help explore the various motivations that are driving the biofuels industry in different countries, and the possible impact that biofuels can have on people’s everyday lives. This resources include a role-play exercise to aid further exploration of the impacts of biofuels production in countries such as Brazil, Malaysia and the USA. At the end of the role play, students debate the question: should the UK increase the amount of biofuels it imports?

The materials have been created and trialled by teachers as a cross-curricular exercise for whole classes or larger student groups, for Key Stage Three and above.

The resources were developed by a team of teachers at Graveney School in South London, coordinated by Rebecca Ward, a member of the Council’s Education Advisory Group.

These materials are based on the Nuffield Council on Bioethic's 2011 report: Biofuels: ethical issues

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