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. 

Careers & Community

Social Responsibility Teacher’s Guide

Students will be able to list ways they can employ social responsibility in relation to their energy use and product consumption.

Career Quiz (LinkedIn student template) |Career Quiz

Learn about careers in the petroleum and natural gas industry and prepare a sample career profile.

Energy efficiency

Fractal Distillation Tower Master | Fractal Distillation Maze | Teacher’s Guide

Learn the general process followed to separate petroleum into its many products in a refinery.

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

Hydrocarbon Hunt Teacher’s Guide

Every modern home is full of objects made from organic compounds known as hydrocarbons. Can you find them hidden in plain sight?

Building a VR viewer: - Master Assembly | Cut Outs| Complete Build | Teacher Guide

Virtual reality (VR) viewers or goggles are virtual/augmented reality headsets.   Choose from one of two versions of instructions to build the viewer– complete build (using measurement and math) and blackline master (quicker activity).

Optics of VR Viewers | Teacher’s Guide

Calculate the magnification of the lenses used in a VR viewer, the height of the object viewed, and distance created by the lenses using formulas.

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

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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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