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This is a draft of an inquiry-based activity on peak oil. Students are asked to contribute in a whole class discussion their thoughts about petroleum use and its availability. They then work in groups to make sense of existing data on petroleum discoveries and consumption, and project future discoveries, future consumption, and the lifespan of the legacy of discovered oil. They then are asked to adjust future consumption so that oil reserves last until 2070.

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    • Grade 1
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    Guided Inquiry,Chemistry,NSDL,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Geoscience,Higher Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502201007659T,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Fossil Fuels,Physics,Efficiency and Energy Conservation,Energy Policy

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    English

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