Carbon Cycle Game
This game by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research allows students to follow a carbon atom through the carbon cycle after it is released into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuel. Links include a teacher lesson plan and more detailed explanations of the carbon cycle provided at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. For grades 4-9.
This site of the American Chemical Society provides high school chemistry curriculum that emphasizes chemistry's impact on society, including a unit that focuses on petroleum.
Organized by Carnegie Mellon University, this site offers a collection of virtual labs, scenario-based learning activities, and concepts tests.
The Science House, NC State University, describes chemistry activities and demonstrations appropriate for grades 1-12, with a focus on grades 1, 2, 6, and 8. Each activity includes directions, questions, materials lists, and tips for carrying out the activity.
Energy Information Administration
This site of the Energy Information Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy, provides energy-related stories, hands-on activities, and research articles for grades K-12. A teacher guide provides extension activities using the EIA site as a resource.
National Energy Education Development Project
The NEED site provides K-12 curriculum related to energy and transportation fuels.
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
The NESEA, which promotes energy conservation and renewable energy technologies, has developed lesson plans for various grade levels on energy, transportation, and the environment.
U.S. Department of Energy
The Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, provides activities and lesson guides for various grade levels on topics such as coal, oil, and climate change.