What's the Deal With Fossil Fuels?

Plastic bags, laptops, and even toothpaste all contain petroleum. A lesson explains how to define fossil fuels, including petroleum, and the many uses for fossil fuels in our everyday lives. It also details why new sources need to replace fossil fuels and the recent progress with renewable resources.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Find out the type of power schools and homes use
  • Have pupils make a list of everything in the classroom made from or with the help of fossil fuels
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of types and sources of energy
Pros

  • Provides closed captioning in five languages
  • Connects to current issues surrounding energy production
Cons

  • None