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For this petroleum worksheet, learners read a detailed one page text about oil that comes from rock. Students answer 25 questions about the text.
Over four sessions, learners survey the production and use of polymers and petroleum products. First, they participate in a kinesthetic activity to demonstrate how polymers act, and review a list of common products made from polymers. They then spend three days conceiving, researching, and delivering a presentation about how life today would be different without petroleum products. Resource contains extensive explanation about formation, properties, and uses of petroleum.
Learners examine products that are petroleum based. In this petroleum product lesson, students examine a display of petroleum based  products. They discuss the products that are made from crude oil and conduct an experiment that simulates the process by using milk as a model for the crude oil. They work in groups to make lists of the petroleum base products, appliances, and conveniences they use on a daily basis.
High schoolers research products made from petroleum. In this transportation instructional activity students try to find products other than fuel, made from petroleum. They look for the most unusual or surprising products and describe the history and relationship to petroleum and the standard of living.
Students learn the many ways petroleum is used in our industrial society, and the advantages and disadvantages of its use. They explore what it would be like to live in a world without petroleum.
Sixth graders divide into two groups, a cotton group and a petroleum group that are provided with the appropriate handouts. They read the handouts and charts and allow spokespersons from both groups to report to the class on how the cells in the chart should be filled in. Discuss and amplify the correct answers as students are completing their charts.
Students investigate the global importance of the African and Asian countries that export petroleum. They access the OPEC website and research this organization. They answer questions and write an essay about alternative energy sources.
In this science worksheet, learners find the words related to the product of petroleum and the answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
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. In part three, they will examine maps of the distribution of oil deposits throughout the New York region. Use any one or all three terrific activities as part of your earth science curriculum.
In this petroleum products activity, students are given the components of crude oil and they graph the various products found in a 50 gallon barrel. Students complete an activity to determine if they have collected cards that represent all of their monthly energy needs. Students create a bar graph showing what petroleum products they have collected in the activity and they follow up with research about each of the products.
Students discuss the impact of oil spill to the environment and to their daily lives. In this environmental science lesson, students research the pros and cons of petroleum based products. They share their findings in class.
Eighth graders examine the difference between confining layers and aquifers in a basic water table aquifer scenario. They contour groundwater elevation and petroleum product thickness data.
An array of video clips, photographs, and drawings keep visual learners engaged, and an agreeable narration voice draws in auditory learners. It begins by explaining the formation of fossil fuels and progresses into how oil is located, drilled for, and processed. Your class will be shocked by the vast number of petroleum products we use today.
Students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance, the Middle East including the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. They walk through an online case study and then write an essay addressing important points of view.
Learners explore the history of the oil industry. In this history of oil lesson, students reseach the history and current state of the oil industry. Learners then determine whether they support the move of the oil industry into Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Students present information regarding oil and how it affects the environment. In this environmental awareness instructional activity, students work in groups to write a paper, create a PowerPoint, and put together a poster about their specific topic relating to oil and the environment.
Students conduct an experiment.  In this oil and natural gas lesson plan, students learn how geoscientists identify and explore reserves of petroleum.  Students make a model of an oil reserve, record how much it would cost to drill for oil and discuss their findings.
In this petroleum products worksheet, pupils find 11 products that contain petroleum by unscrambling the letters and taking out the letters that spell "petroleum" from the scramble. They also are given a challenge to find 2 two-word products containing petroleum.
Third graders examine the San Francisco oil spill and the effects it has had.  In this investigative activity students view a demonstration on oil clean up and how it works.  They see how wildlife is rehabilitated, how the oil is cleaned up and how oil degrades an ecosystem. 
Middle schoolers discuss the impact of oil on the economics and culture of Oman. They make a chart showing life before and after oil/petroleum wealth in Oman and its capitol city, Muscat. They draw scenes showing Muscat before and after, illustrating the changes that have taken place.

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