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Seeking Sustainable Energy Solutions

Energy infrastructure is crucial for efficient energy extraction, transportation, processing, generation, transmission, and distribution. A robust national energy infrastructure ensures energy security, economic development, and access to clean and affordable energy sources for all Americans.

Natural gas is an essential energy source due to its versatility, cleaner burning properties, and contribution to energy security. It serves as a bridge to renewable energy, supports economic growth, and provides a reliable and affordable energy source for various applications, including electricity generation, heating, and industrial processes.

The energy industry offers diverse career opportunities, including engineers, technicians, project managers, and environmental specialists. These careers offer stability, growth potential, and the chance to contribute to developing a reliable and sustainable energy system.

In this module, students will explore the STEM concepts and careers that support creating a sustainable and resilient energy infrastructure.

This collection was developed in partnership between JASON Learning and Doddridge County Schools, supported by a grant from MPLX | Marathon.

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Lesson 1 - Energizing Our Lives and Communities

In this lesson, students will explore the importance of energy infrastructure in supporting the demand for reliable sources of energy to keep homes, schools, and communities running.

Target Audience:

Grades 6-8

Examples of Key Concepts and Vocabulary 

Energy, kilowatt hours, appliances, power, etc.

Lesson 2 - Navigating Midstream Energy Resources

In this lesson, students will explore all three segments of oil and gas management – upstream, midstream, and downstream logistics.

Target Audience:

Grades 6-8

Examples of Key Concepts and Vocabulary: 

Organic compounds, hydrocarbon, fossil fuel, chemical property, etc.

Lesson 3 - Energy Infrastructure Moonshot

In this lesson, students will explore the technologies and innovations that can be leveraged to create a more resilient, sustainable energy infrastructure.

Target Audience:

Grades 6-8

Examples of Key Concepts and Vocabulary: 

Moonshot, industry 4.0, pitch, paradigm