Video concepts can be as simple or as complex as you like. Here are some examples your students may draw from to get you started:
- Creating Energy: How was petroleum formed? How is energy made? Example: Our oil resources were formed millions of years ago. Tell us the story explaining how pressure and heat helped form the Bakken.
- Pulling Dragons from the Ground: It’s an industry slang term for recovering oil. Demonstrate how it is done and how STEM is used to do it. Example: Pumping units use a combination of gears to bring oil from two miles down. Just how do they do that?
- Magic? Or Chemical Transfiguration? How does a black liquid or invisible gas become the energy or many tangible products we use? How might life be different without it? Example: We all know Carson Wentz can channel a lot of his energy and strength to throw the ball a long way, but how does oil make it possible? Hint: it’s in the football.
- Mythbusters: Take a common claim about our petroleum resources and see if you can prove – or disprove – it. Example: In the 1970s, everyone was convinced we were running out of oil, but now we have more than ever. How did technology change that belief. How has this been good for North Dakota?
Look on the back for links to other sites that help outline projects, experiments or activities to help students develop their video concept.
Below are some ideas for activities and experiments that may help with concepts for your video:
- U.S. Department of Energy Toolkit for Teachers and Parents: https://energy.gov/fe/about-us/students-and-teachers/study-guides-and-activities
“Exploring Oil and Natural Gas,” National Energy Education Development Project http://www.need.org/files/curriculum/guides/ExploringOilandGas.pdf
- “Wonders of Oil and Gas,” National Energy Education Development Project http://www.need.org/files/curriculum/guides/WondersofOilandGas.pdf
- API Online Education Resources
“Force, Motion, Friction and Energy,” Baylor College in cooperation with HESS http://www.bioedonline.org/lessons-and-more/focus-on-stem/force-motion-friction-andenergy/
- The Switch Energy Project
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