Natural Gas

Curriculum: Shale Gas

Lesson Planning Guides

Geological Survey, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


Other Curriculum on Marcellus Shale

Curriculum: Natural Gas and Oil

Energy Education Projects in the States

  • Classroom Energy Education Projects: Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
    The IOGCC continues to serve its 30 member and eight associate member states through the application, development and implementation of federally funded grant projects designed to meet the unique needs of individual states and regions. Projects are designed to support the IOGCC's mission of promoting the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety, and the environment.
  • EIA Energy Kids
    US. Energy Information Agency Administration K-12 teacher and student materials addressing a broad range of energy fundamentals. Included in the materials are units on "What is Energy?", "Energy Sources"' "Using & Saving Energy", "History of Energy", and "Games and Activities."

Short-term training opportunities and Industry Overview

  • ShaleNET - The Coalition provides a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry. An overview of shale gas basics and realistic job previews are provided.

Career Resources

  • Junior Achievement's Careers in Energy Program is available. Target grade level is 8th or 9th grade. Contact Junior Achievement for more information.

Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program under Award No. 1003435. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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