OOGEEP STEM Teacher Workshop


This one-and-a-half day online event for Ohio classroom teachers will provide you with engaging STEM lessons to help you connect science education to the oil and gas industry. Seven topic areas will cover Formation, Migration and Trapping, Exploration, Drilling and Well Stimulation, Producing and Transporting, and Refining and Processing. Learn about these aspects of the industry as well as the wide variety of career opportunities available!

You will receive a supply kit ahead of time so you can participate in live, interactive labs! You’ll also experience virtual field trips to oil and gas related sites with industry experts.

Each teacher will receive energy resource materials, classroom laboratory supplies, curriculum, Ohio Science Standards and benchmark connections, CEU credit documentation, an optional *Ashland University graduate credit, and much more!




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.


*Ashland University graduate credit is available. 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 during the webinar.

Presented by: Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program
Funded and sponsored by: Ohio’s Natural Gas and Oil Producers