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Online Education Resources

API has outstanding online resources for educators and students that explore the topic of energy. Follow the links below to find useful educational tools.

Adventures in Energy Online Interactive Module

Adventures in Energy is an interactive Flash-based demonstration of some of the cutting-edge technologies being used in the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and natural gas. Explore some of the innovative practices that are being used to provide us with the safe, reliable energy supply that helps to power our everyday lives.

Shell - Energize Your Future

Shell is dedicated to finding efficient, environmentally friendly ways to meet society's energy demands, and to finding qualified people to get the job done. Shell is pleased to provide energy curriculum, to be used in classrooms and at home.

Also, see STEM Classroom Activities.

Energizing Life: The Story of Oil and Natural Gas

API created an online resource that takes you on an interactive journey through each part of the extraordinary story of an oil and natural gas. See exciting videos about exploration, production, transportation, refining, distribution and the many products created by oil and natural gas.

There's a lot of life in oil and natural gas

When you stop and think about it, it’s amazing how many things get their start from oil and natural gas. Comfy synthetic fabrics we wear year-round. Medicines that make us feel better. Transportation fuels that help us get around. Fertilizers that help our gardens grow. And just about every toy we play with. Oil and natural gas - they’re the stuff of life. Learn more about oil and natural gas and how they touch your life in amazing ways.

Fossil Fuel Facts

Fossil fuels --including coal, oil, and natural gas-- are sources of energy that humans have taken advantage of over thousands of years. Learn more about how these resources are extracted and transformed to bring you the energy you rely on everyday.

Energy Education Posters

The National Energy Foundation has developed several instructional posters on oil and natural gas. They also offer lesson plans and other energy resources for students and teachers.

Petroleum Museums

Take a tour of petroleum museums and find out more about the history of oil and natural gas.