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OERB Curricula

Teaming up with Oklahoma teachers, the OERB developed hands-on curricula that are as exciting to teach as they are to learn. Free of charge to educators across the state, the OERB curricula meets the Oklahoma Academic Standards.

The OERB petroleum education programs reach more than 100,000 Oklahoma students each school year. Teacher guides, workshops and activity kits are available free of charge. A $50 stipend and professional development hours are provided to all participants attending the workshops.


Spaces are limited for each workshop. Sign up early to attend the date of your choice. Registrants who sign up after a workshop is filled will be put on a waiting list.

For more information, contact the OERB at 1-800-664-1301 ext. 233 or e-mail teachers@oerb.com.


Petro Pete's Pre-K Kit
Educators teaching students ages three to five are eligible to receive a free kit for the classroom. The kit contains the Petro Pete's Adventure books The Road to Petroville and What's the Risk? The Story of a Fuelless Boy. The kit also includes copies of the Petro Pete Activity Book, crayons and Petro Pete safety buttons to encourage well site safety. To receive a free kit, e-mail teachers@oerb.comPlease note: Pre-K educators are NOT eligible to attend workshops.



Little Bits

Little Bits (Grades K-2) has eight activities which cover reading, social studies, math and science standards while teaching about sound vibrations, force, physical properties and well site safety. Little Bits meets the following standards: PASS Math, PASS Language Arts, Common Core ELA, Common Core Math, Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop. 


Fossils to Fuel
Fossils to Fuel (Grades 3-6) is a science program to help students learn about energy sources, the formation of oil and natural gas, and sound waves. These eight lessons also teach the engineering behind producing and using oil and natural gas in our everyday lives. Fossils to Fuel meets the following standards: PASS Math, PASS Language Arts, Common Core ELA, Common Core Math, Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop


Fossils to Fuel 2
Fossils to Fuel 2 (Grades 3-6) is a continuation of the original Fossils to Fuel program. With seven lessons, this program combines science and math concepts while teaching about coordinate grids, viscosity, pulleys, density and recycling. Fossils to Fuel meets the following standards: PASS Math, PASS Language Arts, Common Core ELA, Common Core Math, Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and Next Generation Science Standards. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.

Rockin' Ratios
Rockin' Ratios (Grades 6-8) has three lessons covering mapping, tangrams, slope, algebraic reasoning, ratios and proportional relationships. Students will practice these concepts and learn more about how land descriptions are used in the oil and natural gas industry, how the concept of slope is used in directional drilling and will complete the curriculum by designing their own storage tanks by calculating volume and surface area. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.


Petro Active
Building upon the success of Fossils to Fuel, Petro Active teaches middle school students about the formation and recovery of oil and natural gas and includes classroom energy experiments. The curriculum is designed for students in grades sixth through eight.  


Core Energy
Core Energy (Grades 9-12) contains four separate programs challenging students to use critical thinking and activity-based modules to discover more about Oklahoma’s energy industry.

Core Energy Language Arts is comprised of four lessons about detail and tone, textual evidence and inferences, using historical fiction, rhetoric, and pathos, logos and ethos. Core Energy Language Arts meets the PASS Language Arts and Common Core ELA standards. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.

Core Energy Math is three lessons designed for Algebra 1 students and above. They cover revenue/expenses, angles, functions, graphing and rate of change. This curriculum meets the PASS Math and Common Core Math Standards. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.

Core Energy Science exposes high school science students to flow rate, hydrocarbon structures, fractional distillation and bioremediation in four lessons. This curriculum meets the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Science and the Next Generation Science Standards, as well as PASS Math and Common Core ELA. Educators receive seven professional development hours for attending this workshop.

Core Energy Social Studies uses eight lessons and focuses heavily on Oklahoma History, but also contains lessons on the US economy, the 1970s energy crisis and a history of Oklahoma’s energy industry. This curriculum meets the Oklahoma Academic Standards for Social Studies. Educators receive six professional development hours for attending this workshop.



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