STEM Classroom Activities & Resources
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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
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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.