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Fats and Oils (Plant Oils)Lesson Planet
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed
Sow the seeds of knowledge with a short video about plant oils! Science scholars discover the methods people use to extract oils from olives, coconuts, and flowers. The narrator also explains the chemical structures of these oils and why...
The Extraction of Plant OilsLesson Planet
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
How do we get oils out of plants? The video explains the three main processes for extracting oils from trees, seeds, plants, flowers, and more. It focuses on cold pressing, distillation, and steam distillation as it compares and...
Fossil Fuels (Part I), The Geology of OilLesson Planet
8th - 12th
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...
On This Day: OPEC Declares Oil EmbargoLesson Planet
2 mins 7th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewThe memories of gas lines from the OPEC Oil Embargo linger in the memories of many Americans. A series of video clips—including those from experts on the subject of oil importation, Jimmy Carter addressing the country, and Congress...
Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of MexicoLesson Planet
5th - 9th
Prior to class, individuals visit the Department of Energy website to examine the process of refining oil. After discussing what they learned, they find the Gulf of Mexico on a richly illustrated map that specifically indicates where...
What Do You Think of Obama's Oval Office Speech on the Oil Spill?Lesson Planet
7th - 12th
Kids age 13 and older are asked to read the provided Times article and background information in order to construct a thoughtful blog response to Obama's first Oval Office speech. They work to address each of the related critical...
Uses of Crude Oil FractionsLesson Planet
5 mins 10th - Higher Ed
So many layers, so many uses! Chemistry pupils discover the many uses of the molecules separated from crude oil during the process of fractional distillation. The animated video covers such materials as plastic, kerosene, and diesel....
Essential Oil Extraction Using Liquid CO2Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When life hands you lemons ... experiment on them! Green chemistry gurus compare extraction methods for essential oils through a lab activity. Lab groups use traditional distillation and liquid carbon dioxide extraction methods, then...
Cartoons for the Classroom: Oil Spill PerspectivesLesson Planet
9th - 12th
With the BP oil spill still fresh on your scholars' minds, take the opportunity to analyze various perspectives on it through political cartoons. This critical-analysis handout features 2 cartoons on the incident. Background information...