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Adventures in Energy
“Adventures in Energy” provides an exciting overview of where oil and gas comes from, the industry’s use of cutting-edge technologies and environmental practices to find and develop these resources; and the many innovative products made from oil and natural gas that you use everyday.
BRIDGE: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Education Center
Follow the red and green channel markers to the best marine education materials available on the Web. Enjoy your visit to the “BRIDGE” and come back soon. New materials are added often.
DOE Energy Information Administration: Energy Education Resources
“Energy Education Resources: Kindergarten through 12th”” Grade is published by the National Energy Information Center (NEIC), a service of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), to provide students, educators and other information users a list of generally available free or low-cost energy-related educational materials.
From the Ground Up: The World of Oil
This website’s approach has been to provide a content-rich site that attempts to cover most of the major aspects of the geology of oil, while giving the user some geologic fundamentals along the way.
Hands on Plastics: History of Polymers & Plastics for Teachers
http://teachingplastics.org/hands_on_ plastics/intro_ to_ plastics/teachers.html
It takes time to review chemical industry literature to answer some very basic questions posed by middle level students. The chemical structures, identification and forms of plastics are just three of the topics discussed as a quick reference to help in your teaching of plastics.
HowStuffWorks® “How Oil Drilling Works”
“HowStuffWorks” is an online publishing company widely recognized as a leading source for clear, unbiased, reliable explanations of how everything actually works. With thousands of articles, content features and illustrations populating ten different content channels, HowStuffWorks.com attracts millions of unique visitors each month.
Mineral Management Service Kids’ Page
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) announces the availability of posters, teacher’s companions, classroom activities and lesson plans. These instructional materials are free and can be obtained through the MMS Kids’ Page.
Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico Region Kids’ Page
This part of our Homepage is dedicated to furthering knowledge about MMS and the Gulf of Mexico Region, science careers and resources on general topics related to Minerals Management Service (MMS) activities. We hope this little lagniappe will help you understand and appreciate the sciences, the diversity of our people and their careers, the uniqueness of the Gulf Coast and what we do here at the minerals Management Service.
Minerals Management Service Gulf of Mexico Region Environmental Information: Rigs-to-Reefs Information
The agency has worked with fishermen, scuba divers, coastal communities and offshore industry to address their concerns about the impact of oil and gas structures on the marine environment. After much research and assessment, MMS adopted a national Rigs-to-Reefs policy that encourages the reuse of oil and gas structures for offshore artificial reef developments.
Mineral Management Service Gulf of Mexico Region Environmental Information: Rigs-to-Reefs Information
Whether it’s an operating oil and gas (Petroleum) production platform or a retired platform intentionally placed for conservation and fisheries enhancement, a typical 4-pile platform jacket (the underwater support structure of an offshore platform) provides 2-3 acres of living and feeding habitat for thousands of underwater species.
National Energy Education Development: The NEED Project
The mission of “The NEED Project” is to promote an energy conscious and educated society by creating effective networks of students, educators, business, government and community leaders to design and deliver objective, multi-sided energy education programs.
National Ocean & Atmospheric Administration: Advancing Educational Literacy
NOAA’s many educational activities are distributed across the agency. This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians and the general public access the many educational activities, publications and booklets that have been produced.
National Ocean & Atmospheric Administration’s National Ocean Service: Office of Response and Restoration
NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) protects the coastal environment from oil spills and hazardous waste sites and restores damaged natural resources.
National Ocean Service Education Discovery Classroom
The “Discovery Classroom” is a collection of formal lesson plans based on the major thematic areas of the national Ocean Service (NOS). All of the lessons emphasize hands-on activities using on-line data resources and are correlated to National Science Education Standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
The National Science Digital Library
NSDL is the National Science Digital Library, the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s online library of resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and research.
Naturalgas.org is presented as an educational website covering a variety of topics related to the natural gas industry. The purpose of the website is to provide visitors with a comprehensive information source for topics related to natural gas and present an unbiased learning tool for students, teachers, industry, media and government.
Oil Field Days
I (Phil Gavenda) have put these pages together to answer all my friends’ questions about working out there. It seems to fascinate people and it is somewhat difficult to explain what it was like, so I thought I would create a sort of virtual tour of some of the oilrigs I was on.
Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED)
The Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) program is focused on student’s aged 10 to 18 years old. A volunteer-based program, it provides a channel for members of Schlumberger’s workforce to share their passion for science, technology and learning with youth in developing communities.
Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary
The Schlumberger Oilfield Glossary is an evergreen, instant reference that takes up no space on your bookshelf and offers many special features:
- Comprehensive: definitions for major oilfield activities
- Accessible: definitions for both the technical generalist and the expert
- Accurate: definitions reviewed by technical experts
- Illustrated: high-quality, full-color photographs and illustrations clarify many definitions
- Thorough: citations of significant technical papers for further reading
- Versatile: streamlined navigation, enhanced search capability and key resource links
- Interactive: on-line capabilities allow for continual expansion and updating based on reader input.
Shell Oil Company: “Energizing Your Future”
This website was developed in partnership with Weekly Reader, a developer of educational products for schools nationwide. “Energizing Your Future” offers teachers interactive classroom activities, reproducible worksheets, lesson ideas and links to other energy-related resources. For students, there are games, quizzes, puzzles and mini-movies along with information about energy careers. External teacher panels approved the curriculum, which is aligned with the National Science Education Standards. The focus is on Math and Science and all material on “Energizing Your Future” is free to download.
Teaching Tools ‘Crude Energy” Teaching Guide
“Crude Energy” provides a backstage pass to the world of petroleum, where students learn about finding oil while protecting the environment, take a trip in a super fuel-efficient car and discover the dozens of petroleum-derived products they use daily.