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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 52 Views 127 Downloads
Polymers and Products from Petroleum
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.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 59 Downloads
In this petroleum products worksheet, learners 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.
5th - 12th Science 10 Views 50 Downloads
The Story of Petroleum
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.
10 mins 5th - 8th Science 3 Views 3 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
Products from Petroleum
Students 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.
3rd - 6th Technology & Engineering 3 Views 10 Downloads
Products Made from Petroleum
Students research products made from petroleum. For this transportation lesson 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.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Oils and Plastic
Peruse the properties of polymers with your materials engineers, chemistry aces, or emerging ecologists. The inquiries in this resource include puncturing polyethylene plastic bags, dissolving polystyrene cups, creating a polymer ball out of glue and borax, and discovering that different oils solidify at different temperatures.
5th - 10th Science 4 Views 18 Downloads
Exploring for Petroleum - Modeling an Oil Reserve
Students experiment with locating oil reserves. In this conservation lesson, students use a cardboard box to create sand, rocks, and an oil reserve (water balloon). They use a probe to dig around in the box to find the oil reserve and calculate their drill costs.
6th - 12th Science 3 Views 4 Downloads
Exploring the History of Oil
Young scholars explore the history of the oil industry. In this history of oil lesson, students reseach the history and current state of the oil industry. Young scholars then determine whether they support the move of the oil industry into Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 22 Downloads
Oil and the Environment
Students present information regarding oil and how it affects the environment. In this environmental awareness lesson plan, 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.
7th - 8th Science 4 Views 8 Downloads
Modeling an Oil Reserve
Students conduct an experiment. In this oil and natural gas instructional activity, 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.
8th - 12th Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Third graders examine the San Francisco oil spill and the effects it has had. In this investigative lesson 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.
3rd Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
This very simple geography project can lead to a lot of useful referential information that can be displayed in your classroom! Learners construct a poster-size map of a country, identifying major demographic points and including pie/bar graphs of the country's major ethnic groups, daily petroleum consumption, average life expectancy, etc.
6th - 11th Social Studies & History 10 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Great Energy Debate
A debate and a board game are wrapped into one activity for your environmental science class. Teams present advantages or disadvantages of their assigned source of energy, and a team of judges either agree or disagree with the statements. If the judges agree, the team moves along a game board.
5th - 12th Science 6 Views 20 Downloads
Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region
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.
11th - Higher Ed Science 3 Views 2 Downloads
Cotton and Petroleum Crises of 1931
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.
6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads