The United States consumes more oil than any other country, about 1.85 billion barrels (or 77 billion gallons) a day. Viewers learn about the history of fossil fuel exploration and how they are formed in an informative presentation. They then see how people extract, transport, and refine these resources.
- Insert questions or thinking points every four to five slides to facilitate discussions and assess understanding
- Shorten presentation and use at beginning of a unit on natural resources and/or their uses in the United States
- Includes short notes with each slide; teacher may want to add more talking points
- Assumes individuals have some knowledge about sedimentary rock or geologic processes
- Includes high-quality photos, images, and diagrams
- Provides contact information for the NEED Project, and US Department of Energy
- This activity is not interactive