Energy, When will the light bulb go out?
PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS ACTION PLAN
and natural gas are the lifeblood of the United States's economy
and a part of the Houston economy.
fifth grade students at Bethune Academy,
Houston Texas, study fossil fuels as part of their
science curriculum. After the study of fossil fuels the students,
as part of their "Community Science Action Study," wanted
to find out how fast the supply of fossil fuels are being
used up. The students also wanted to find out how the use
of petroleum products affects the rate that petroleum is used.
students came up with two essential questions.
been a challenge for the fifth grade: first, to understand how
fossil fuels are formed and then to find out if they can answer
the two questions above. We hope you enjoy reading our project.
fast is fossil energy (specifically oil) being used up?
can people do to slow down the depletion of fossil energy?
Academy, Houston Texas, is a fourth and fifth grade magnet
school for Mathematics, Science, and Fine Arts in the Aldine
Independent School District. Their science curriculum was
written by the science teachers with a grant from Exxon/Mobil,
and the Harris County Department of Education. The curriculum
is called "Education For the Energy Industry." (EEI)