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ERIC Number: ED306081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Theories and Conflict: The Origins of Natural Gas. Instructional Materials.
Anderson, Susan
This unit explores a recent and controversial theory of the origin of much of the Earth's natural gas and oil. The materials provided will give students the opportunity to: (1) gain an understanding of science and what is involved in the acceptance or rejection of theories; (2) learn about fossil fuels, especially natural gas; (3) learn the traditional and abiogenic theories of natural gas formation; (4) evaluate the merits of the two theories; and (5) evaluate the knowledge gained about natural gas and its origin. Included in the unit are an introduction, with objectives; an outline and notes to the teacher; an activity on the controversy of science; a fossil fuel and natural gas fact sheet and activities; an article on theories and questions for discussion and review; a viewing guide and discussion questions to use with a related videotape; a critical thinking activity for debate or role play; a quiz; and an evaluative worksheet. An appendix on the supply of natural gas, a list of additional available materials, and a glossary complete the unit. (RT)
American Gas Association, 1515 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22209 ($4.40, N55012). Teachers should check with local gas company for free copy.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Gas Association, Arlington, VA. Educational Services.
Note: Drawings and colored print may not reproduce well. (The videotape mentioned in the abstract is not available from EDRS.)