OOGEEP Geology Teacher Workshop – New Philadelphia, OH


Geology and Ohio’s Oil and Gas Industry

July 16 – 17, 2019

Schoenbrunn Inn & Conference Center, New Philadelphia, OH

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. This free teacher workshop includes: overnight accommodations, meals, curriculum, classroom supplies, material kits, hands-on sessions, an evening social gathering, a special field trip, CEU credit documentation and optional Ashland University graduate credits, plus much more!

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.

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