ERIC Number: ED306081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Theories and Conflict: The Origins of Natural Gas. Instructional Materials.
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)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Fuels, Interdisciplinary Approach, Motivation Techniques, Natural Resources, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Instruction, Sciences, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Theories, Videotape Recordings
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
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.)