STEM Classroom Activities & Resources
Shell is pleased to provide energy curriculum, to be used in classrooms and at home.
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
Students will be able to list ways they can employ social responsibility in relation to their energy use and product consumption.
Learn about careers in the petroleum and natural gas industry and prepare a sample career profile.
Learn the general process followed to separate petroleum into its many products in a refinery.
Students will draw logical conclusion about how their driving behaviors impact fuel efficiency and “smarter mobility,” based on a series of challenges.
Students will calculate and analyze their environmental footprint.
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.
Learn how energy was used in the past and see how much energy today’s popular appliances use.
Every modern home is full of objects made from organic compounds known as hydrocarbons. Can you find them hidden in plain sight?
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).
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.
Students will identify and weigh the economic, environmental, and political benefits and trade-offs of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking).
Students will examine the role of natural gas in several everyday products they use.
See if you can identify the various types of energy we use today
This fun puzzle will test your energy knowledge
Learn why gas prices can change so much from one year to the next
Learn about the benefits and trade-offs of natural gas and make recommendations for the role of natural gas in the energy mix.
Students will analyze global energy facts and statistics to help them answer the question, “How can we meet our future energy needs?”
Students will understand the definitions of supply and demand.
Compare four different types of energy and go in-depth on wind power
Read energy questions and answers and then try your own hand at it
Build and test your own wind turbines
Cool Content & Activities from our partner DiscoverE - View and download free materials from our educational partner DiscoverE
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.
Smithsonian Institute - The Smithsonian Science Education Center has developed the following STEM resources to support “Distance Learning” needs for students in grades K-8. We designed this site for everyone—students, teachers, and caregivers. It includes standards-aligned educational games, simulations, videos, eBooks, and hands-on lessons that require simple materials found at home.
Children at Risk - Daily updates on COVID-19, education and health and wellness programming for parents and families. Information is also available in Spanish.
Commonsense Media provides a number of resources for parents, educators, and advocates including media ratings and reviews so children can thrive in a digital world. Programing is also available in Spanish.
DiscoveryE - Provides strategies and support with unique features like “Ask Me Anything” office hours, virtual field trips, and daily home lessons by age group.
Khan Academy - K-12 - Standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
Brain POP™ - K-12 - Educational animated movies for K-12 created to help explain concepts and to demystify math, science, health, technology, and English topics in an entertaining way for both children and adults.
Bamboo Learning - K-12 - This free Alexa platform provides an education-focused game that showcases notable but less-known historical figures. By saying to your device “Alexa, Luminary of the Day” you activate a search through Bamboo video database of influential people from diverse fields. Kids can enjoy Bamboo video books, math lessons, and music. To get started, just say “Alexa, open Bamboo Luminaries.”
Bedtime Math - PreK - Grade 5 Bedtime Math’s mission is to introduce math as a fun part of children’s daily routine, as common and beloved as the bedtime story. Bedtime Math provides free apps, books and printable activity pages. The platform is targeted toward children age 2 through elementary school.
CSTEMbreak - PreK-12 - CSTEMbreak is a free social network, ecosystem, that supports engagement and connectivity to STEM learning and opportunities. There are downloadable supplemental activities that can be done anywhere and tool-kits are available and can be mailed to support the activities.
CS First - PreK-12 - A free computer science curriculum that makes coding easy to teach and fun to learn.