STEM Careers Coalition: Petroleum Hunt
How important are petroleum refined products to modern education?

Students learn the amazing range of everyday products that can be created from the highly useful substances known as petrochemicals, including everything from musical instruments to makeup to furniture. They will research petroleum products in schools, then communicate their findings.

Students will be able to:
• Conduct research to find
common petroleum products
found in schools.
• Construct an infographic to
summarize and communicate
the information gathered
from researching common
petroleum products used
in schools.

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

Science Topics
Fossil Fuels, Natural Resources
Middle School, Educator
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade
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