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This workshop will take place in central time zone.

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  • K – 12th Grade Science Teachers
  • CTE Teachers
  • Math Teachers


  • It’s FREE
  • Substitute Reimbursement/Stipend
  • A NEED Science of Energy Kit
  • State standard aligned curriculum

Priority seating given to teachers from the following states

California, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington

8:45 a.m.            Registration Sign In

9:00 a.m.            Welcome to the Workshop!

9:30 a.m.            The Science of Energy

Learn more about the forms of energy and energy transformations while experimenting with the Science of Energy kit. Take a quick pre-workshop assessment.

10:30 a.m.         Candy Collector & Virtual Baseload Balance

These activities will teach about renewable and nonrenewable sources and how long they last and the economics of electricity generation.

11:15 a.m.         Phillips 66 Speaker and Q & A

11:45 a.m.         Wellness Break and Lunch

12:15 p.m.         Exploring Oil & Gas

Learn about exploration, production, refining, chemical manufacturing, transportation, marketing, and uses of petroleum, natural gas, and their products in the industrial sector.

  • Perforated Well Activity
  • Refining Maze
  • Petroleum Ponder

 1:40 p.m.           Who Am I? – Oil & Gas Career Round Up

2:00 p.m.           Understanding Energy Efficiency – Conservation in the Round

This quick lesson allows participants to understand their personal energy use and to better conserve energy.

2:15 p.m.            About the NEED Website

2:30 p.m.           Wrap Up and Survey Links

3:00 p.m.           Adjourn

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