Settling Tube

Lesson Overview

Oil is a non-renewable resource that comes from plankton (and other plants and animals) that have been transformed over millions of years of heat and pressure.


  • Students will understand that oil is mostly fossilized plankton.
  • Students will recognize the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8
Subject: Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, Conservation
Concept: Scale Proportion and Quantity
Type: Classroom, Experiment
File type: lesson plan
Standard: 4-ESS3-1, MS-PS-1-3
Duration: 30-45 Minutes, 45-60 Minutes

File Type: pdf
Categories: Lesson Plans
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