Natural Gas Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

What is natural gas and how is it used? This lesson plan explains these concepts through a video lesson before an activity helps students to deepen their understanding of the pros and cons of the uses of natural gas.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • define 'natural gas'
  • list common uses for natural gas
  • explain how natural gas is sourced

Length

45 to 60 minutes

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.1

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.2

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.4

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.8.8

Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Materials

  • A worksheet created using the quiz from the associated video lesson
  • Devices with internet access for research

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