Oil and Gas Production

Would you consider a power failure a current event? This lesson uses multiple experiments, guided inquiry activities, and group discussions to cover the topics of oil and gas production. This is the seventh lesson in a series of eight.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Research horizontal drilling and the different regulations and tax rates related to it
  • Does hydraulic fracturing cause earthquakes? Have your students take sides and debate this current issue
Classroom Considerations

  • Follow the safety reminders carefully
Pros

  • Connections to math are made
  • Vocabulary is included
  • Hands-on activities increase engagement and understanding
Cons

  • Document permissions do not allow for printing
Common Core