Our Fossil Fuels lesson plan introduces students to oil, gas, and coal-fossil fuels. Most students have heard the term fossil fuels, but may not fully understand where they are formed and found on the earth. In addition, students will learn about the processing of fossil fuels for use in homes, vehicles, power plants, etc. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to create informational posters about a specific fossil fuel, one which states the positives and one which stages the negatives of using that fuel; they will then present these posters to their class, utilizing their presentation and public speaking skills. Students are also asked to identify if given terms are related to coal, oil, and/or natural gas and list additional details about each.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define and identify fossil fuels, how they are formed, where found, and how processed for use. The students will be able to list advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels.
Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1.c, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6.10