MYP 10

Unit 10.5.2: Destructive distillation of wood


  • To model the natural formation of fossil fuels in the laboratory

Class activity - destructive distillation experiment

Experimental procedure

Student follow up

Write up explaining how each component of the experiment is analogous to fossil fuels


Criterion A(i) - Explain scientific knowledge

Criterion A(iii) - Analyse and evaluate information to make scientifically supported judgements.

Teaching notes

Students probably need guidance on setting up the clamp stands and bunsen burner settings.


Powerpoint - Fossil fuels

Fossil fuels

A future without oil?

Civilization After Oil Runs Out

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