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               Lesson Goals
• Introduction to self
• Introduction to library as an institution
• Science as interdisciplinary
• Introduction to free electronic resources
• Discover new knowledge about an important,
  everyday topic
• Discussion related to new knowledge
• Evaluation of best resources for the topic/goal

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               Audience
• New first-year students, non-science or
  science majors
• Enrolled on introductory composition or
  writing classes




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         The Library is a Tree

• Did you notice trees today?

• What did you think about them?

• Conscientious thought or taken for
  granted?


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              Library as Tree
• A tree is a living organism in itself as well as a
  major player in an ecosystem.

• Think about a favorite tree or favorite
  activity/memory involving trees.

• Think about tree structure and function.
   – Roots
   – Trunk and branches
   – Leaves

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            Library as Tree
• Libraries, like trees and forests, have
  structure and function.

• Libraries provide environment for living, for
  growth, interaction and realizing potential
  academically, mentally, emotionally.



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            Library as Tree
• Trees support life.

• Birds, mammal, reptiles, insects,
  microscopic organisms and other plants.

• Trees are individual entities, but survive in
  a community environment.

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            Library as Tree
• Each person or department in a library is a
  separate entity, but survives in a
  community.

• Important to envision self and library as a
  member of overall community, and
  communicate this to library users.


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            Library as Tree
• Think of library as a strong tree, rooted
  deeply, serving as a resource for a
  multitude of users in a manner to help
  them grow.

• By contributing to the growth of the
  community, the library will grow as well.


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                 Gasoline
• Every time I fill my tank with gas I watch
  the pump rise up to about $40.00.

• Ethanol is a component added to gasoline.
  There are signs on many pumps saying
  things like “10% ethanol added”. What is
  ethanol?


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                   Ethanol
• Ethanol is a chemical, so chemistry must surely
  play a role.
• It can be generated by means of several
  processes, many of which involve plants, so
  biology plays a role.
• It can be generated from waste products, so
  environmental science plays a role as well.
• It produces energy, so physics plays a role too.


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                    Ethanol
• Who can tell me how these “science areas” are
  involved, anything at all about their relationship
  to ethanol?

• And how does this science affect your life and
  our society?

• Basically, is ethanol in gasoline a good thing?
  Do some searching and tell me something about
  the what, where, how and why of ethanol.
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            Ethanol Search
• Quick search. Normally a search would
  require construction of succinct question
  and full search strategy.
• Below are six selected resources. I used
  very simple search terms, ethanol as a
  single term and +ethanol +energy in a two
  word search. Use the specific articles or
  search for any other information related to
  ethanol.

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              Quick Search
•   Newspaper - New York Times
•   News Magazine – Time
•   News Media – CNN Online
•   Web Directory – Yahoo Science
•   Scholarly Articles – Eureka! and Google
    Scholar


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                    New York Times
    Carbon Gas Is Explored as a Source of Ethanol
•   By LAWRENCE M. FISHER
•   Published: April 24, 2007
•   http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/24/business/worldbusiness/24ethanol.html?ex=118
    0929600&en=94ca47f173c63801&ei=5070

•   Could Ethanol be the Next Internet?
•   By DANIEL GROSS
•   Published: May 27, 2007
•   http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/27/business/yourmoney/27view.html?n=Top%2fRef
    erence%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fE%2fEthanol

•   Redesigning Crops to Harvest Fuel
•   By ANDREW POLLACK
•   Published: September 8, 2006
•   http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/08/business/08crop.html?ex=1180929600&en=0547
    41433fa025be&ei=5070



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             Time Magazine
• What Now For Our Feverish Planet?
• By JEFFREY KLUGER Thursday, Mar. 29, 2007
• http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,917
  1,1604908,00.html

• Brazil, the Ethanol Superpower
• By ANDREW DOWNIE/SAO PAULO
  Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2007
• http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,15
  96848,00.html
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              CNN.com
• Biorefinery turns trash into electricity
  for troops
• POSTED: 2:03 p.m. EDT, May 2, 2007
• By Michael Behar
• http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/05/02/mo
  bile.bioreactor/index.html



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     Yahoo Science Directory
• American Coalition for Ethanol
• http://www.ethanol.org/

• Ethanol Promotion and Information Center
  (EPIC)
• http://www.drivingethanol.org/

• National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition
• http://www.e85fuel.com/

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                         Eureka!
• An old discovery could boost ethanol production from plant
  fiber
• Contact: John Verkade
• jverkade@iastate.edu, 515-294-5023, Iowa State University
• http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-11/isu-aod110706.php

• Producing bio-ethanol from agricultural waste a step closer
• Contact: Frank Nuijens
  f.w.nuijens@tudelft.nl, 31-15-278-4259, Delft University of
  Technology
• http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-06/duot-
  pbf060706.php




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                  Google Scholar
• Ethanol Can Contribute to Energy and Environmental Goals
• Science 27 January 2006:
  Vol. 311. no. 5760, pp. 506 - 508
  DOI: 10.1126/science.1121416
• Alexander E. Farrell,1* Richard J. Plevin,1 Brian T. Turner,1,2
  Andrew D. Jones,1 Michael O'Hare,2 Daniel M. Kammen1,2,3
• http://www.scienceonline.org/cgi/content/abstract/311/5760/506

• Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Fuel
  Ethanol
• M Wang - NGCA Renewable Fuels Forum, August, 2005 - ppvir.org
• http://www.ppvir.org/pdf/Energy%20and%20Greenhouse%20Gas%
  20Emissions%20Impacts%20of%20Fuel%20Ethanol.pdf




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                 Ethanol
• 1. Things I learned about ethanol:




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              Resources
• 2. What resources were best in learning
  about ethanol? Why?




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         Ethanol Resources
• Locating appropriate information is a time
  consuming affair. We need to understand
  this to be the case and exercise patience
  as we learn how to search and identify
  most effective resources for our needs.

• Was this a useful activity? Why or why
  not?
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