STEM Careers Coalition: Distillation of Crude Oil (DLB)
How important is the process of oil distillation in our everyday lives?

Students use the design engineering process and build their own mixtures to better understand the process of distillation. They will synthesize information to determine relationships between hydrocarbon size, boiling points, and final petroleum products made through the distillation of crude oil.

Middle School: Grades 6–8
45–60 minute activity

Science Topics
Advanced Manufacturing, Chemistry, Fossil Fuels
Engineering Topics
Engineering Process, Materials
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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