Friday, December 1, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
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Horace R. Collins Laboratory and Core Repository 
3307 S. Old State Road
Delaware, OH 43015

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Catherine Watkins, Executive Assistant / Accounting
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program 

Geology Teacher Workshop 

Designed specifically for middle school and high school geology and earth science teachers, this workshop will connect Ohio’s Physical Geology Standards to hands-on lessons related to the crude oil and natural gas industry. Participating teachers will receive lesson plans, geological maps, digital resources, rock and mineral kits and other classroom supplies. Lunch is included. This workshop is free, but limited to 30 teachers. CEU documentation will also be provided.

Workshop Schedule:

8:00 AM - Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - Workshop Begins
Guest speakers, labs, experiments, learning stations and a core repository tour conducted throughout the day. 

  • Earth’s Layers
    How did the Earth differentiate into its various layers? Which layers contain the underground reservoirs of hydrocarbons? Use modeling and graphic organizers to teach the composition, scaling and mapping of earth’s layers.
  • Active Earth: From Continental Drift to Plate Tectonics. 
    What evidence do we have to support the plate tectonic theory? How has the movement of plates contributed to the production of naturally occurring economic resources like crude oil and natural gas? Use puzzles, “edible models” and maps to understand Wegener’s Theory of Continental Drift, relative plate motion and sea floor spreading.
  • Mineralogy: The Building Blocks of Our Rocks. 
    What is a mineral and what properties distinguish one mineral from another? How do petroleum geologists determine the organic materials in source rocks that produce hydrocarbons? Grow mineral crystals and test for hardness, specific gravity and other properties that distinguish one mineral from another.
  • Rocks vs Minerals
    What distinguishes a rock from a mineral? What is the composition of source rocks for crude oil and natural gas? Identify and classify rocks using graphic organizers, physics and modeling.
  • Ohio’s Sedimentary Basins
    What processes are responsible for the formation of the bedrock found in Ohio’s sedimentary basin? How are these processes responsible for the Utica and Marcellus shales present in Ohio today? Create a sedimentary basin model, calculate weathering rates, and design graphic organizers to understand how sediments, organisms, structures and rocks vary between depositional environments.
  • Earth’s Energy Resources
    What processes are carbon sinks and sources? What are Ohio’s energy resources? Create a model to track carbon flow, experiment to find out if carbon is stored in rocks and use a graphic organizer assessment to trace pathways of carbon cycles in the environment.
4:30 PM - Adjourn

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Cancellation Policy:
In the event you must cancel your registration, please let us know at least 14 days PRIOR to the workshop so that OOGEEP can promptly fill your position with someone on the wait list.