Kukui Nut Oil and Modern Fuel Sources Lab
This lab explores how ancient Polynesian techniques (kukui nuts and kukui oil) compare with modern fuel sources. Background is provided on how ancient Polynesians used kukui nuts as a light source, a waterproof oil, and a measure of time. The student worksheet includes procedures for exploring properties of matter while comparing denatured alcohol, rubbing alcohol, citronella oil, coconut oil, kukui nut oil, and whole kukui nuts. Data collection, data analysis, and summative assessment questions are included.