You play a key role in shaping the future of your students by teaching and helping them explore their interests--which may very well lead to their future jobs. All student activities and teacher's guides open as a downloadable PDF in a new window. Each guide consists of national standards, detailed instructions, materials needed, and activity answers. 

Energy efficiency

Get Smart! | Teacher's Guide Answer Guide

Students will draw logical conclusion about how their driving behaviors impact fuel efficiency and “smarter mobility,” based on a series of challenges.

Personal Energy Audit Teacher's Guide

Students will calculate and analyze their environmental footprint.

Which Biomass is Best? | Teacher's Guide

Students will be introduced to what biofuels are, how biomass is used for electricity, how ethanol and biodiesel are made, and the related economic and environmental benefits and tradeoffs.

Energy Through the Ages Teacher's Guide

Learn how energy was used in the past and see how much energy today’s popular appliances use.

Energy today

The Fracking Debate | Teacher's Guide

Students will identify and weigh the economic, environmental, and political benefits and trade-offs of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking).

Stranded Natural Gas? Teacher's Guide

Students will examine the role of natural gas in several everyday products they use.

What's Your Energy Knowledge | Teacher's Guide

See if you can identify the various types of energy we use today

Energy Facts Crossword | Teacher's Guide

This fun puzzle will test your energy knowledge

Paying at the Pump | Teacher's Guide

Learn why gas prices can change so much from one year to the next


Energy tomorrow

Natural Gas in the Mix | Teacher's Guide

Learn about the benefits and trade-offs of natural gas and make recommendations for the role of natural gas in the energy mix.

Meeting Future Energy Needs | Teacher's Guide

Students will analyze global energy facts and statistics to help them answer the question, “How can we meet our future energy needs?”

Energy Supply vs. Demand | Teacher's Guide

Students will understand the definitions of supply and demand.

What's up with Wind | Teacher's Guide

Compare four different types of energy and go in-depth on wind power

Dear Energy Expert | Teacher's Guide

Read energy questions and answers and then try your own hand at it

Witnessing Wind | Teacher's Guide

Build and test your own wind turbines

External Resources

We promote workforce development by building the technical pipeline to provide access to diverse talent. By investing Shell's resources in strategic programs, outreach activities and partnerships, we accomplish Shell's objectives and address community needs.

Building the technical talent pipeline [external resources]

Want to learn more about energy and technical careers? Visit the following resources to learn more.


American Association of Petroleum Geologists

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American Petroleum Institute (API)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Build Your Future

Consumer’s Energy Alliance

Energy Information Administration

Engineering Education Service Center

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Geological Society of America

Go Build America

Houston Museum of Natural Science - Wiess Energy Hall

Houston Pre-freshman Enrichment Program (PREP)

How Stuff Works, Inc

HUNSTEM (Houston Urban Network for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)


National Energy Education Development Project (NEED)

National Energy Foundation (NEF)

National Wind Technology Center

North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA)


Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)

Society of Women Engineers

Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

U. S Department of Energy

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

United Negro College Fund

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Fossil Fuels to Products

Students learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector, with background information and hands-on activities.

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