OOGEEP Science Teacher Workshop
Massillon, Ohio


The goal of the workshop is to help foster energy education by connecting science education to the energy industry. During the workshop, each teacher will receive resource materials, classroom supplies, lesson plans, poster, DVDs, maps, documentation for CEU CREDITS, optional ASHLAND UNIVERSITY GRADUATE CREDITS, Science Standards, Benchmark Connections, Internet Links and activities, plus a few other special surprises! Six learning stations will include hands-on experiments, background information, industry guest speakers, graphic organizer ideas, internet activities and career connections. The free teacher workshop includes: overnight accommodations, meals, curriculum, classroom supplies, material kits, “hands-on” sessions, evening social gathering, a special oilfield tour, CEU credit documentation and optional Ashland University graduate credits, plus much more!


July 30 – July 31, 2014: Massillon Workshop is a two-day workshop and hands-on sessions taking place at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon, Ohio 44646. The Tuscarawas River runs right through Massillon, which is located in Start County.

Instructions for your overnight accommodations, field trip, and social gathering will be provided to each registrant with your registration confirmation.


8:00 AM – Registration / Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – Workshop Begins

Special industry guest speakers, experiments and internet activities conducted throughout the day.

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 process to demonstrate the refining process. Follow lab safety procedures, collect data and understand the industry applications.

Products: What other products besides transportation fuels are made from crude oil?

Explore a few of the 6000 petroleum-based products. Design and implement a materials test for different petrochemical-based fabrics.

4:30 PM – Adjourn

6:00 PM – Join us for a relaxing social gathering.

Great time to network with other educators and industry representatives!


8:30 AM – Hands-On Activities / Ashland University Graduate Credit Session

10:00 AM – Oilfield Tour
Transportation and lunch will be provided

IMPORTANT! Hard hats will be provided for all teachers, however, please wear sturdy boots or
shoes–absolutely NO open toe shoes, sandals or flip-flops will be permitted.

4:30 PM – Return

ATTENTION: All teachers MUST attend the Teacher Workshop prior to attending the social
gathering or field trip. Certificates will be presented at the conclusion of the events.


The workshops are limited to the first 35 registrants (sorry, no home school parents or teacher at this time). Each registrant will receive a confirmation letter, directions and specific instruction for all activities during the event. Unfortunately, due to an increase in the number of last minute “no shows” and an increase in the number of teachers placed on the “wait list,” OOGEEP will be requesting a $75.00 REFUNDABLE registration fee which includes the Teacher Workshop, Evening Social Gathering, Hands-On Sessions, Meals and Field Trip. All registration fee deposits will be reimbursed to each registrant at the workshop.


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, and refund your registration fee deposit. Registration fee deposits will NOT be reimbursed to “no shows” or those that cancel less than 14 days prior to the workshop.


You may elect to register for an optional Ashland University graduate credit. The workshop is worth one graduate credit hour (14.5 contact hours) and the fee must be paid by check or money order made out to Ashland University at the time of the workshop. This graduate credit will be granted upon completion of all requirements. Additional information will be provided in your confirmation letter.


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