Oil Distillation

Lesson Overview

Crude oil is composed of many fractions that can be used for different purposes.


  • Students will understand that crude oil is made up of various components
  • Students will perform an experiment to fractionally distill crude oil or a substitute for crude oil.
  • Student will identify the characteristics of different components of crude oil.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Chemistry, Physical Science, Conservation
Concept: Patterns, Energy and Matter, Structure and Function
Type: Classroom, Experiment
File type: lesson plan
Standard: HS-PS1-3
Duration: 45-60 Minutes, 60-90 Minutes

File Type: pdf
Categories: Lesson Plans
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