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Devon Energy Oil and Gas Park

  • Students will read and comprehend increasingly complex literary texts.
  • Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them (K-ESS2-2)
  • Humans use natural resources for everything they do (K-ESS3-1)
  • People depend on various technologies in their lives; human life would be very different without technology (K-ESS3-2)
  • Sound can make matter vibrate, and vibrating matter can make sound (1-PS4-1)
  • Every human-made product is designed by applying some knowledge of the natural world and is built using materials derived from the natural world (1-LS1-1; 2-PS1-2)
  • Things that people do to live comfortably can affect the world around them. But, they can make choices that reduce their impacts on the land, water, air, and other living things (1-ESS3-1)
  • Some events happen very quickly; others occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe (2-ESS1-1)
  • Developing and using technology has impacts on the natural world (2-ESS2-1)
  • Scientific discoveries about the natural world can often lead to new and improved technologies, which are developed through the engineering design process (3-PS2-4)
  • Engineers improve existing technologies or develop new ones to increase their benefits (e.g., better artificial limbs), decrease known risks (e.g., seatbelts in cars), and meet societal demands (e.g., cell phones) (3-ESS3-1)
  • The faster a given object is moving, the more energy it possesses (4-PS3-1)
  • Energy can also be transferred from place to place by electric currents, which can then be used locally to produce motion, sound, heat, or light. The currents may have been produced to begin with by transforming the energy of motion into electrical energy (4-PS3-4)
  • The expression “produce energy” typically refers to the conversion of stored energy into a desired form for practical use (4-PS3-4)
  • Local, regional, and global patterns of rock formations reveal changes over time due to earth forces, such as earthquakes (4-ESS1-1)
  • Energy and fuels that humans use are derived from natural sources, and their use affects the environment in multiple ways (4-ESS3-1)
  • Some resources are renewable over time, and others are not (4-ESS3-1)
  • Human activities in agriculture, industry, and everyday life have had major effects on the land, vegetation, streams, ocean, air, and even outer space. But individuals and communities are doing things to help protect Earth’s resources and environments (5-ESS3-1)
  • Motion energy is properly called kinetic energy; it is proportional to the mass of the moving object and grows with the square of its speed (MS-PS3-1)
  • The use of technologies and any limitations on their use are driven by individual or societal needs, desires, and values; by the findings of scientific research; and by differences in such factors as climate, natural resources, and economic conditions. Thus technology use varies from region to region and over time (MS-LS2-5)
  • When the motion energy of an object changes, there is inevitably some other change in energy at the same time (MS-PS3-6)
  • Engineering advances have led to important discoveries in virtually every field of science, and scientific discoveries have led to the development of entire industries and engineered systems (MS-LS4-5)
  • Each pure substance has characteristic physical and chemical properties (for any bulk quantity under given conditions) that can be used to identify it (MS-PS1-3)
  • Substances react chemically in characteristic ways (MS-PS1-3)
  • In a chemical process, the atoms that make up the original substances are regrouped into different molecules, and these new substances have different properties from those of the reactants (MS-PS1-3)
  • For any pair of interacting objects, the force exerted by the first object on the second object is equal in strength to the force that the second object exerts on the first, but in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law) (MS-PS2-1)
  • The collection of fossils and their placement in chronological order (e.g., through the location of the sedimentary layers in which they are found) is known as the fossil record. It documents the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of many life forms throughout the history of life on Earth (MS-LS4-1)
  • Minerals, fresh water, and biosphere resources are limited, and many are not renewable or replaceable over human lifetimes (MS-ESS3-1)
  • These resources are distributed unevenly around the planet as a result of past geologic processes (MS-ESS3-1)
  • Newton’s second law accurately predicts changes in the motion of macroscopic objects (HS-PS2-1)
  • All forms of energy production and other resource extraction have associated economic, social, environmental, and geopolitical costs and risks as well as benefits. New technologies and social regulations can change the balance of these factors (HS-ESS3-2)
  • When evaluating solutions, it is important to take into account a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, and to consider social, cultural, and environmental impacts (HS-ESS3-2)
  • Most elements exist in Earth’s crust at concentrations too low to be extracted, but in some locations-where geological processes have concentrated them-extraction is economically viable (HS-ESS3-5)
Social Studies
  • Summarize how the factors of scarcity and surplus and the laws of supply and demand of natural and human resources require people to make choices about producing and consuming goods and services (3.4.2)
  • Examine how the development of Oklahoma’s major economic activities have contributed to the growth of the state, including oil and natural gas, industry, agriculture, aviation, tourism, tribal enterprises, and military installations (3.4.3)
  • Analyze how humans adapt to and modify their environments in order to survive and grow.
  • Explain how humans depend upon the physical environment for food, shelter, and economic activities.
  • Distinguish between renewable and nonrenewable resources.
  • Explain how physical environments can provide both opportunities and limitations for human activity (4.4.1)
  • Describe the relationship and summarize the impact of the distribution of major renewable and nonrenewable resources on each region (6.2.3)
  • Evaluate how the three levels of economic activities (primary, secondary, tertiary) contribute to the development of a nation and region (6.3.8)
  • Evaluate the effects of human modification on the natural environment through transformation caused by subsistence and commercial agriculture, industry, demand for energy, and urbanization (6.4.1)
  • Define and apply basic economic concepts of money supply, scarcity, surplus, choice, opportunity cost, cost/benefit analysis, risk/reward relationship, incentive, disincentive, and trade-off to a variety of economic situations (E.1.1)
  • Analyze how price and non-price factors affect the demand and supply of goods and services available in the marketplace (E.3.1)
  • Examine how the economic cycles of boom and bust of the oil industry affected major sectors of employment, mining, and the subsequent development of communities, as well as the role of entrepreneurs, including J.J. McAlester, Frank Phillips, E.W. Maryland and Robert S. Kerr, and the designation of Tulsa as the “Oil Capital of the World” (OKH.5.4)
  • Analyze the impact of economic growth in various sectors including:
    F. oil and gas boom and bust, including the discovery of new fossil fuel resources (OKH.6.2)

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