OOGEEP Autumn Teacher 1-Day Workshop
St. Clairsville, 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, Science Standards, Benchmark Connections, Internet Links and activities, plus a few other special surprises! Seven 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: curriculum, classroom supplies, material kits, “hands-on” sessions and CEU credit documentation, plus much more!


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Belmont College, Horizon Hall
68094 Hammond Road
St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950



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 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.

4:30 PM – Adjourn


The workshops are limited to the first 40 registrants (sorry, no home school educators at this time). Each registrant will receive a confirmation letter, directions and specific instructions for all activities during the event.


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.


– Download and fill out fillable brochure PDF, save and email to dquackenbush@oogeep.org
– Download and print brochure, fill out then scan and email to dquackenbush@oogeep.org or fax to (740) 587-0408
– Call OOGEEP at (740) 587-0410


Click HERE to download the Autumn 2015 Teacher Workshop Brochure.