Energy Education Workshops

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board provides free workshops for Oklahoma teachers in K-12th grade.  At the workshops, teachers will do hands-on activities and learn from the OERB Master Teachers. Lunch is provided.  Educators leave the workshop with a box of all the supplies needed to teach the curriculum in their classroom, so teachers don't have to purchase the materials themselves.  

Each workshop offers all nine of OERB's curricula. Each teacher who attends a workshop will need to register for one of the following curricula:

Little Bits- Earth Science curriculum for grade levels K-2. Little Bits 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- Earth Science curriculum for grade levels 3-6. Fossils to Fuel 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- Earth Science curriculum for grade levels 3-6. Fossils to Fuel 2 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.

Petro Active- Earth Science curriculum for grade levels 6-8. Petro Active is a middle school earth science program focusing on Oklahoma. In seven lessons, Petro Active covers the formation of oil and natural gas, oil reservoirs, energy conservation, sound waves, semiology and the refining of oil. Petro Active 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 seven professional development hours for attending this workshop.

Rockin' RatiosMathematics curriculum for 5th grade through pre-algebra.. Rockin' Ratios 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.

CORE Energy Science- Curriculum for secondary science teachers teaching physical science and above. 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- Curriculum for secondary social studies teachers teaching Oklahoma history, Economics, and US History. 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.

CORE Energy Math- Curriculum for secondary math teachers teaching pre-algebra and above. 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 Language Arts- Curriculum for english/language arts teachers teaching grade levels 9-12. 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.

After your class completes the curriculum, you can also submit an application for a FREE field trip to one of ten exciting museums across the state.

To view our list of eligible museums, click here.

For a listing of workshops in your area and to register, click here.





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