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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first teaching about the carbon cycle and fossil fuels to give youngsters the background knowledge that will make this activity more meaningful.
3rd - 5th Science 32 Views 18 Downloads
Fossil Fuels (Part I), The Geology of Oil
Junior geologists work through three mini-lessons that familiarize them with the formation and location of fossil fuels. Part one involves reading about petroleum and where it comes from via a thorough set of handouts. A lab activity follows in part two, in which investigators experiment with the sedimentation of different sized particles.
8th - 12th Science 50 Views 125 Downloads
Chemical Consequences of Burning Fossil Fuels
Future scientists are introduced to the chemical consequences of burning fossil fuels, learning that fossil fuel combustion leads to the formation of oxides of three nonmetals: carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur, all of which end up in the atmosphere and water.
9th - 12th Science 6 Views 27 Downloads
Avoiding Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Burning Fossil Fuels
Chemistry and earth science meet in a instructional activity on carbon dioxide emissions. After reading about atmospheric problems caused by using fossil fuels, science stars balance equations for the burning of different alkanes. They compute the number of moles of gasses emitted and consider the use of photovoltaics and other clean energy sources.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 22 Downloads
Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels
Here is a good visual for demonstrating the nonrenewable quality of fossil fuels and our dependence on them: pass around an opaque bag of candy, allowing pupils to take as much as they want. You will have prepared the bag to not have enough candy for everyone.
6th - 9th Science 20 Views 47 Downloads
Fossil Fuels Summary
As the title suggests, this is a simply summary of fossil fuels. There are no questions to answer or problems to solve, just notes about fossil fuels. The notes cover how fossil fuels are formed, how we extract it, what humans use it for, and what is produced as a waste product.
6th - 8th Science 13 Views 115 Downloads
Study Jams! Fossil Fuels
Eight slides introduce viewers to the wonders and woes of fossil fuels. How are they formed? How do we use them? How do they harm the environment? And how can we conserve? All of these thoughts are briefly touched upon. In addition to the presentation, vocabulary definitions and a multiple-choice quiz are supplied on the site as supportive resources.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Fossil Fuels: Facing the Issues
Young scholars explore energy by researching fuel usage on Earth. In this fossil fuel lesson, students define fossil fuels, the energy created by burning them, and the impact on the environment when using them. Young scholars conduct pollution experiments by mining for cookies, using candles, and creating a mock oil spill.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 26 Views 31 Downloads
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil
More of a mini-unit than a lesson, these activities lead inquisitors through a survey of oil deposits. In the first part, they read about and view diagrams of sedimentary rock layers that trap oil. Next, they test porosity and permeability of different sediments.
8th - 12th Science 17 Views 49 Downloads
The Carbon Cycle and its Role in Climate Change: Activity 3
Does the carbon cycle play a role in climate change? Your class will investigate what fossil fuels are and how they release carbon into the atmosphere. They get an opportunity to understand the causes of green house gases and global warming through the chemical process.
5th - 8th Science 54 Views 53 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Energy Resources and Systems
Students explore renewable and non-renewable energy sources. In this Energy Unit lesson, students complete activities to demonstrate the costs of using renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Students graph fossil fuel use and research different energy sources to present to the class.
6th - 8th Science 35 Views 135 Downloads
A world of oil
High schoolers practice in analyzing spatial data in maps and graphic presentations while studying the distribution of fossil fuel resources. They study, analyze, and map the distribution of fossil fuels on blank maps. Students discuss gas cost and the increase of gas cost.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
Energy Conservation Lesson 1: Fossil Fuels and the Ticking Clock
Students explore energy production by participating in a class discussion. In this renewable energy lesson plan, students discuss the differences between solar, coal, wind and fossil fuel energy sources and why some are better for the environment than others.
2nd - 5th Math 10 Views 5 Downloads
An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a statement which learners must determine if it is true or false.
6th - 8th Science 26 Views 150 Downloads
The Causes of Global Warming: A Summary
Incorporate practical writing activities into your earth science curriculum with this colorful resource. Future environmentalists read about global warming in a TIME for Kids production. They answer a few brief questions and then write a summary of another environmental issue that they feel is significant.
5th - 8th Science 52 Views 354 Downloads
Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written background information and links to related lessons and other resources are provided to help you easily develop a mini unit on the atmosphere and climate change.
4th - 9th Science 34 Views 87 Downloads