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Investigation: Oil Recovery

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Energy conservers investigate gravel size to discover if it impacts the amount of oil recovered in the extraction process. 
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Climate Change: Earth's Giant Game of Tetris

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
In this colorful animation, our current problem with climate change is likened to a block-stacking game of Tetris. Greenhouse gases are increasing in the atmosphere at an increasing rate. Can we place them properly before it's too late?...
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Fossil Fuels and the Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Humans are quickly depleting Earth's fossil fuels and locating them is becoming increasingly difficult! Layered muffins are used for models as young geologists take core samples in order to determine the presence of oil. Consider first...
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Using the Carbon Cycle Interactive Game in the Classroom

For Teachers 4th - 9th
An online reading and interactive game bring the path of a carbon molecule to life for your earth science explorers! As an assessment, learners can map out or write about their experience in the carbon cycle. Thoroughly written...
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Fossil Fuels (Part I), The Geology of Oil

For Teachers 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...
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Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of Oil

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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An Environmental Puzzle: The Carbon Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle school science stars examine fuels and energy with a variety of activities. They begin with a KWL chart, read an informative passage, and then complete a puzzle. The puzzle itself is included. Cleverly, each piece corresponds to a...
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The Causes of Global Warming: A Summary

For Students 5th - 8th
Incorporate practical writing activities into your earth science curriculum with this colorful resource. Future environmentalists read about global warming in a TIME for Kids production. They answer a few brief questions and then write a...
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Energy Resources and Systems

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
We've talked a lot about energy, but where does energy come from? Pupils brainstorm different energy sources through a class discussion to kick off the 14th installment of a 25-part Energy Systems and Solutions unit. They then research...
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How Many Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide...?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Here is an interesting infographic that presents information on the amount of carbon dioxide we can safely release into the atmosphere compared to the actual amount we have released to date.
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Transportation

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Teach your environmental studies, life science, or engineering class how an internal combustion engine works using the first few slides of the accompanying presentation. Then, focus in on the resulting carbon emissions. Finally, take a...
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What is My Carbon Footprint?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a lesson that walks youth through an online carbon footprint calculator produced by the University of California, Berkeley. Once learners finish inputting information, they compete a worksheet with the results. This is simple,...
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Study Jams! Fossil Fuels

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
Eight slides introduce viewers to the wonders and woes of fossil fuels. How are they formed? How do we use them? How do they harm the environment? And how can we conserve? All of these thoughts are briefly touched upon. In addition to...
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Geography of Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

For Teachers 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...
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A world of oil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students practice in analyzing spatial data in maps and graphic presentations while studying the distribution of fossil fuel resources. They study, analyze, and map the distribution of fossil fuels on blank maps. Students discuss gas...
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German Energy Conversations

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students identify and interpret the current German energy mix and trends, as well as to make comparisons and contrasts to that of their own country. They write a two paragraph description of including its likely position in the future...
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Coal Derivatives by Destructive Distillation

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chemists use the destructive distillation technique to produce three derivatives from a sample of bituminous coal. You will find background information, a materials list, procedures, and sample follow-up questions that you can use in...
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Producing Energy From Fossil Fuels and Renewable Sources

For Teachers 6th - 12th
All types of energy are presented here, with neat pictures and labels to illustrate the technology typically used. Ways of harnessing the energy most efficiently are discussed, and good examples provide starters for further research....
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Our Dependence on Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Here is a good visual for demonstrating the nonrenewable quality of fossil fuels and our dependence on them: pass around an opaque bag of candy, allowing pupils to take as much as they want. You will have prepared the bag to not have...
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Avoiding Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Burning Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Chemistry and earth science meet in a lesson on carbon dioxide emissions. After reading about atmospheric problems caused by using fossil fuels, science stars balance equations for the burning of different alkanes. They compute the...
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Chemical Consequences of Burning Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Future scientists are introduced to the chemical consequences of burning fossil fuels, learning that fossil fuel combustion leads to the formation of oxides of three nonmetals: carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur, all of which end up in the...
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Coal Camps and Mining Towns

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars should gain a better understanding of the processes involved in extracting coal from the Earth as a result of this lesson. They reearch the history of coal mining, look into coal mining towns, and create a short story...
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Generating Electricity from Coal

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What is a fossil fuel? Ever heard that question? Well, now you have an answer, or least a research project that will allow learners to find the answer on their own. They research how electricity is generated from coal then create a...
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A Closer look at Oil and Energy Consumption

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper graders analyze basic concepts about the consumption, importation and exportation of the worlds oil production. They create several graphs to organize the data and draw conclusions about the overall use of oil in the world.
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Win that Bid! Selling Your Power Solution

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
Power up! Class members research a type of power production using a great resource featuring a real-world problem. Groups select a type of power generation and pretend that they represent an engineering firm for their chosen power type....
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Energy and Conservation

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Touching upon energy sources and the causes of pollution, this PowerPoint could be expanded. For example, it describes the greehnouse effect and the problems associated with global warming, but does not indicate that the greenhouse...
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Renewable Energy Sentences

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students construct sentences using nouns and verbs from a "renewable energy" word bank. In this cross curriculum ecology and sentence structure grammar and mechanics instructional activity, students listen to the book Our Earth: Clean...
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Climate Change & Coral Activities

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Young scholars study how the ocean stabilizes our planet's climates and how global warming is becoming a threat to this fine balance.  For this climate change lesson, students identify that fossil fuel emissions are responsible for...
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Illuminating Climate Change: Connecting Lighting and Global Warming

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students analyze energy usage and connect energy usage to fossil fuel consumption. In this global warming and pollution lesson, students what fuels are used to generate electricity and how much CO2 each fuel produces, then graph the...
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Paying to Use A Scarce Resource: Carbon and Sulfur Taxes

For Students 10th - 12th
In this Paying to Use a Scarce Resource worksheet, students read background information, analyze a graph, make predictions about the impact of variables and answer questions.
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Avoiding Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Burning Fossil Fuels

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students calculate stoichiometrically the amount of carbon dioxide that would be emitted from burning a mole of varios alkanes that comprise fossile fuels. If the energy released from burning a mole of these alkanes is known, then the...
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Renewable Energy and

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students identify and explore renewable energy options and then research, develop and install a renewable energy system in their school or community. Students identify the use of renewable energy sources in the north, demonstrate their...
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Pollution and Lung Health

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students study how lungs and a diaphragm work to make them breathe.  In this pollution lesson students build a lung model and learn three things they can do to protect themselves from the effects of fossil fuels. 
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ENERGY, Design Competition: Energy Systems of the Future!

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars examine energy, where it comes from and the different fuels that are used.  In this energy lesson students design an energy infrastructure using a renewable energy source. 
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Energy Source Web Quest

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners research an energy source and create a Power Point presentation to share with the class. In this energy sources lesson, students are assigned an energy source to research. They use the Internet to research the source and create...
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Climate Chaos: How Energy Efficient is our School?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students increase understanding of the use of fossil fuel. In this climate change lesson, students examine the uses of fossil fuel in their school. Students complete a survey on the use of fossil fuel.
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Reading Comprehension: Where Does Oil Come From?

For Students 4th - 6th
In this reading worksheet, students read six paragraphs about where oil comes from, how it forms, and how it is used. They answer three short answer questions about the reading.
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Math Problem #1: Exhausting Fossil Fuel Resources

For Students 10th - 12th
In this fossil fuel worksheet, students graph fossil fuel consumption from given information. Afterward, they estimate the annual rate of petroleum consumption and predict future consumption figures. In this one-page worksheet, there are...
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Power Up with Nature

For Teachers 4th - 6th
In this earth science worksheet, students read the chart provided to find out other ways they can get energy from nature. Then they follow the directions and respond to each short answer question that follow.
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The Great Energy Debate

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explore the controversial issues surrounding the energy debate in Canada. They research recent initiatives being taken in this area and analyze their implication. Students then assume the roles of pivotal stakeholders in this...
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Biomes: Extreme Climate

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students create a web connecting global warming, the Arctic, and wold climate. They write a paragraph explaining the role of the Arctic in world climate.
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What's down there?

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
students analyze how oil is formed and where in the Earth we find it. Students take a core sample to look for oil in a model of the Earth. They analyze their sample and make an informed decision as to whether or not they should "drill...
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Harvesting Oil from the Earth

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders research sources of fossil fuels especially oil while determining how scientists take core samples from an Earth model. They look at oil consumption and production in the US and throughout the world.
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Energy in Society

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners explain the importance of energy in our lives. In this physics lesson, students discuss the law of conservation of energy. They assess the pros and cons of using fossil fuels.
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Methods of Power-Fossil Fuel and Ethanol

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers research the advantages and disadvantages of using ethanol. In this environmental science class, students assess the importance of fossil fuels in our daily lives. They recommend ways to lessen their harmful effects.
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Fossil Fuel and the Ticking Clock

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students study energy sources to learn about fossil fuels and environmental concerns. In this energy sources lesson, students watch demonstrations for various energy examples. Students find hidden pennies, make a bar graph on their data,...
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Climate Chaos: Can We Produce Less Carbon Dioxide?

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Learners brainstorm ways to reduce the use of fossil fuel. In this environmental lesson, students are asked to think of ways that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and thereby the contribution to climate change. The list is written...
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Do Bioplastics Have the Same Properties as Synthetic?

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students use a 250 mL beaker of L-lactic acid and place it on a hot plate and prepare a plastic. They take a sample of polystyrene. Observe and record physical properties of the plastic such as color, transparency, thickness. Record...