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Classroom Materials and Activities

Energy4me educational materials were created by teachers for teachers and have been tested in the classroom environment. Let us know how you are using them and any suggestions you have that would make them even better!

Interactive Animation: Mechanics of Fluid Flow into a Horizontal Wellbore

Animation allows you to affect fluid flow by manipulating well conditions; courtesy of PFC Energy.
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Interactive Animation: Mechanics of Fluid Flow into a Vertical Wellbore

Animation allows you to affect fluid flow by manipulating well conditions; courtesy of PFC Energy.
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Fact or Fiction: test your energy IQ

Fact or Fiction is divided into three levels for beginners, intermediate, and expert players. Pick your level and go! Your score is calculated when you complete all the questions in one of the levels.
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Oil and Natural Gas book with ready-to-go lesson plans and experiments

Demonstrate the dynamic processes of the discovery of oil and how it shapes our world with SPE’s fun, information-filled book on the history and uses of oil. This easy-to-read book is loaded with colorful photos, diagrams and graphics. Teachers receive a free book when an SPE member visits their classroom! Download free corresponding lesson plans and experiments that meet U.S. national standards.
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Energize your classroom with the Energy4me Kit

The Energy4me Kit offers teaching aids, speaker resources, sample presentations, classroom activities and hands-on experiments for getting your students excited about energy! Download and print any of these materials for free, or purchase a boxed kit for $30 USD. Order Now»

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Smart Energy Choice Bookmarks

Bookmarks on using energy wisely; available as printed materials in English. An order of 1 pack of 24 bookmarks is free, or they can be downloaded in PDF format in multiple languages.
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Career Brochure

Share an exciting engineering career option with your students—including the top 10 reasons to become a petroleum engineer. Orders of 25 brochures or fewer are free (English). Available in multiple languages as PDF.
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The Cost of Car Ownership Brochure

Learn how to increase your car’s gas mileage with this handy pamphlet! Available in English only.
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Classroom Activities

Elementary
Handouts

Renewable Fuel Sources
coloring page

Nonrenewable Fuel Sources
coloring page

PetroPete
coloring page (courtesy of the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board)

Secret Message
oil and natural gas activity

Experiments

Bread Fossils

Cupcake Core Sampling (offsite link)

Let’s Drill for Oil and Gas
Add mini-M&M’s to your cupcake core samples, and let students “drill for oil.” 
(courtesy of the NEED project).

It’s a Gas

natural gas balloon experiment

Seeping Stones

Presentations

Energy – Making Our Lives Easier (elementary)
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Intermediate
Handouts

Renewable or Nonrenewable

Renewable or Nonrenewable
answer key

Energy Internet Scavenger Hunt

Energy Internet Scavenger Hunt
answer key

Experiments

Modeling an Oil Reserve

Presentations

Energy – Making Our Lives Easier (elementary)
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Petroleum Engineers Make a World of Difference (intermediate/secondary)
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Secondary
Handouts

Great Energy Hunt

Energy Sources of the World
booklet for use with Great Energy Hunt

What is Your Energy IQ? (API; off-site link)

Top 10 Reasons to Become a Petroleum Engineer

Experiments

Pressure Bottle

Presentations

Energy – Making Our Lives Easier (elementary)
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Petroleum Engineers Make a World of Difference (intermediate/secondary)
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Energy’s Grand Challenges(educators/adults)
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