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Big Business & Industrial Cities

For Teachers 4th - 7th
This is a true gem. This PowerPoint is well-organized, has bullet points you control (which gives you time for discussion), has sound effects, and covers several aspects of American industrialization after 1900. The presentation begins...
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The American Whaling Industry

For Teachers 6th - 12th
When thinking about the American whaling industry most imagine Moby Dick and Nantucket sleigh rides, harpoons and scrimshaw, whale-oil lamps and baleen in women's corsets. But it may come as a surprise that the industry was also...
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The Oil Field Industry

For Teachers K - 2nd
A brief look at natural resources are described, prior to explaining the importance of oil in this 12-slide PowerPoint. Clear and colorful graphics are on each slide to keep viewers interested and more informed. Tip: Ask students how...
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Technology and Oil

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars demonstrate how much our society depends on petroleum products. They show how advances in technology have allowed us to find, obtain, and transport oil more efficiently.
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Oil: The Problem or Solution to the World's Economic Future

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students map the major oil producing and consuming countries and regions. They identify current and future topographic and political problems that could affect the production and transportation of oil.
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Exploring the History of Oil

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students explore the history of the oil industry. In this history of oil lesson, students reseach the history and current state of the oil industry. Students then determine whether they support the move of the oil industry into Alaska's...
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Exploring the History of Oil

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students investigate oil's changing role in human history. They view a PBS documentary, conduct Internet research, complete a research matrix, and write an essay on whether they support an expansion of oil drilling in the Arctic...
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Oil Spill Cleanup

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students participate in an oil spill simulation and how to clean it up. In this oil spill lesson plan, students also calculate the cost of the clean up of an oil spill.
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Oil and its Everyday Uses

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore the properties of oil through an experiment. They use the scientific process to investigate oil, participate in experiments, watch videos,and use information from the internet to determine how oil has changed our everyday lives.
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Extractive Industries

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a chance for environmental studies classes to take a critical look at crises occurring around the globe by reading articles and viewing video clips. The human activities under scrutiny are the extraction of oil, logging, and...
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Sustainable Marine Fisheries

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Through a fishing simulation, environmentalists discover consequences of over fishing. Afterward, they discuss how the activity relates to the impact of real-life commercial fishing. They also consider sustainability in the fishing...
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Scraping the Barrel

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine how oil is created and its uses.  In this oil supplies lesson, students research the history of oil then create a timeline that charts the major ups and downs of the oil industry from when it began.
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The Art of Soap Making

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here is a nice, clean wrap-up lesson for your chemistry class when they are studying chemical reactions . They experiment with different oils to make soap. To make it more fun, they are to imagine that they are part of a soap testing...
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The Incorporation of America

For Teachers 10th - 12th
The incorporation and industrialization of America is covered in this image-rich slide show. While text is limited, there is no shortage of great images showing the progression and causes of American Industrialization. Perfect...
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Fuels - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

For Students 7th - 12th
Science pupils choose from twelve questions about five different types of fuel: hydrogen, ethanol, crude oil, natural gas, and coal. They construct a table to compare them and then determine which is the best fuel. Your physical science...
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Jan. 3, 1959 | Alaska Becomes a State

For Students 10th - 12th
Make connections with past history and current events with this critical thinking exercise. Kids read background information relating to Alaska's statehood as well as information on oil drilling and Alaska's economy. They put it all...
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Calgary Oil Industry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the history of th oil industry in Calgary and its effect on Calgary economy. They read, discuss, and analyze charts with demographic information. Students investigate about environmental effects of oil extraction. They...
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Oil: Impact of a Resource

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers discover the history and method of oil production.  In this natural resource lesson, students investigate early oil production.  Middle schoolers discuss the challenges of turning natural resources into safe products.
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Gas and Oil Royalties

For Students 5th - 8th
In this gas and oil learning exercise, students read articles about the gas and oil industry and the royalties that are collected. Students then write a letter to their Senator about their feelings toward oil issues and answer short...
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Oil Dependency Among Nations

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students research oil dependency amongst different nations in the world. In this oil dependency lesson plan, students use maps to locate oil sources, consider government actions on oil, and predict U.S. oil dependency.
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Bromine: An Important Arkansas Industry

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Arkansas ranks first in the entire world in the production of bromine! Here is a lesson which guides middle schoolers through a study about the formation and history of Arkansas' bromine reserves. They also looks at the many uses of...
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Worksheet
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Oil Spill

For Students 8th - 12th
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a 7-paragraph article about the 2010 Gulf Oil Spill and respond to 5 short answer questions. Vocabulary words and definitions are included.
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Oil Spill

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders watch a video about the types of products made from oil or oil used as energy to produce the product. In groups, they identify the positive and negative aspects of oil and participate in various activities. They use the...
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Activity #9 Extending Oil Well Production

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars 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...

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