Skip to content

Essential Energy Educationissues, careers, classroom resources

Download Lesson Plans

Easily demonstrate the dynamic processes of the discovery of oil and how it shapes our world with free lesson plans that correspond with the Oil and Natural Gas book.

All lesson plans (English shown below) are aligned to US National Science Education Standards and use the 5E Instructional Model. Lessons and actvities aligned to other National Curriculum Standards also available:

Canada | Scotland | UK/England

Books and lesson plans* also available in:

*Available in other languages soon.

Primary Lesson Plans

Introduction (5163): Use this ready-to-go PowerPoint presentation to give your class an overview before this series of lessons.

Lesson 1: Fish, Fossils and Fuel: Where does oil come from?

Lesson 2: It’s a Gas: What is natural gas?

Lesson 3: Seeping Stones: What are oil traps?

Lesson 4: Give It a Lift: How do we get the oil out?

Lesson 5: Tower of Power: What materials come from oil?

Intermediate Lesson Plans

Introduction: Use this ready-to-go PowerPoint presentation to give your class an overview before this series of lessons.

Lesson 1: Formation of Oil

Lesson 2: Reservoirs and Production

Lesson 3: Pump It Up – Getting the Oil Out

Lesson 4: Products from Petroleum – Polymers and Materials from Oil

Lesson 5: Name that Tune – How Oil is Found

Secondary Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: The Petroleum Value Chain

Lesson 2: The History of Oil

Lesson 3: Oil and the Environment