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Activity #9 Extending Oil Well Production

Students simulate methods used to extend the effective life of an oil well by extracting less available oil. They identify techniques which can be used and evaluate their effectiveness. Pupils are introduced to rock size and temperature of water used when trying to increase the amount of oil pumped out of a well.

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6th - 8th
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
30 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
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