Monday, June 14, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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OOGEEP Office Building 
4009 Columbus Road
Granville, OH 43023

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Shawn Toy,
Career & Education Outreach Coordinator

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program 


K-5 STEM Lessons in
Oil and Gas Energy Education
Teacher Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to help foster energy education by connecting science to the natural gas and oil industry. During the workshop, you will learn about the natural gas and oil industry, receive curriculum books that include backgrounds, hands-on activities, word walls and career connections for each unit, participate in activities, and interact with your fellow workshop attendees. You will also be equipped with activity supplies and numerous other materials and resources to take back to your classroom!

* COVID precautions will be in place.


8:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Check-In & Light Contintental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Workshop: Special industry guest speakers, curriculum review, hands-on lessons and more conducted throughout the day. Box lunches will be provided. The following topcs will be covered:

  • Formation: Are fossil fuels renewable or non-renewable? Experiments show how the Earth “cooked” (heat and pressure) ancient plant and animal life to create fossil fuels. Create info graphics about geologic time and the rock cycle. 
  • Migrating & Trapping: Is crude oil and natural gas found in large lakes underneath the Earth’s surface? Experiments show how crude oil and natural gas are trapped in porous rocks. Create 2D and 3D rock models to demonstrate porosity and permeability. 
  • Exploration: How do we find these valuable fossil fuels? Use contour mapping to look below the Earth’s surface and “see” rock formations. Create models and calibrate measurements using blank grids. 
  • Drilling & Well Stimulation: How do we recover crude oil and natural gas? Use engineering design to create two models: a weight-bearing derrick and a working oil well applying principles related to porosity, permeability and flow of fluids to the surface. 
  • Producing: What happens to crude oil and natural gas once it is produced? How is it transported? Create a model pipeline and pipeline “pig” and apply principles of force, motion, velocity and engineering design. 
  • Refining: How are crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs) transformed into useful products? Use the chemistry distillation procedure to demonstrate the refining process. Follow lab safety procedures, collect data and understand the industry applications. 
  • Petrochemicals & Products: What other products besides transportation fuels are made from crude oil and natural gas? Explore a few of the 6,000 petroleum-based products. Design and implement a materials test for different petrochemical-based fabrics.  

CEU certification will be provided at the conclusion of the workshop or mailed shortly after.


Field Trips: OOGEEP provides field trip opportunities to those who complete teacher workshops. Click here to view field trip options. (Must register for field trips separately.)

Ashland University Graduate Credit: At a cost, workshop participants are eligible for Ashland University graduate credit if a field trip is attended and additional classroom work is completed. There will be more details about this opportunity during the workshop.

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Registration does not guarantee workshop attendance. Once you register, you will receive an email confirming your attendance or placement on our wait list. We strive to include all interested parties, however, our workshops fill up quickly. Thank you again for your interest.