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Energy in a High-Tech World

Energy in a High-Tech World
With support from the American Petroleum Institute, Science NetLinks has developed a number of resources that examine the science behind energy and oil refining.
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Lessons

  • Combustion

    Combustion

    6-8  
    In this lesson, students will gain a better understanding of what energy is, how it can be changed into other forms of energy, and how physical and chemical processes contribute to that.
  • Transforming Energy

    Transforming Energy

    6-8  
    In this lesson, students investigate how electrical energy can be produced from a variety of energy sources and then transformed to almost any other form of energy.
  • Energy for You

    Energy for You

    6-8  
    In this lesson, students will learn about the sources of the energy that supply their community.
  • Technology and Oil

    Technology and Oil

    6-8  |  Interactive
    This lesson demonstrates how much our society depends on petroleum products and shows how advances in technology have allowed us to find, obtain, and transport oil more efficiently.
  • Inventions of Necessity: Synthetic Rubber

    Inventions of Necessity: Synthetic Rubber

    9-12  
    In this lesson, students explore the relationship between societal needs and technological development by examining the history and making of synthetic rubber.

Tools

  • Oil Refining: A Closer Look

    Oil Refining: A Closer Look

    9-12  |  Video
    This resource contains a video and an interactive explaining how petroleum was formed and how it is processed.

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American Petroleum Institute
This content was created with support from the American Petroleum Institute.

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