Burn the midnight oil getting touched up on oil and gas, which fuel our cars, heat our homes, and make many of the products we use each day.

All NEED curriculum is available for free PDF download on the NEED shop – check out our petroleum and natural gas curriculum.


PowerPoint Presentations

Introduction to Petroleum and Natural Gas
Introduction to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Peak Oil Game
Lease Sale


Digital Template

Created by NEED teacher Rob Griegoliet, this digital template is great for the Pretzel Power activity found in NEED guides: Fossil Fuels to Products, Transportation Trio, Oil, Natural Gas, and Their Energy.


Interactive Maps

Total International Oil Supply
Exports of Crude Oil
Imports of Crude Oil


Energy at a Glance

Natural Gas (small) (large)
Petroleum (small) (large)


NEED Curriculum in Spanish

El Petroleo y el Gas Natural
What is Petroleum
Gas Natural
What is Natural Gas


Coloring Sheets

Natural Gas
Thanksgiving – Natural Gas
Petroleum Uses
Fossil Fuels and the Sun

Coloring Book!



Secondary Article: Drilling a Well Today September 2002
Intermediate/Secondary Article: Natural Gas in the News August/September 2003
Intermediate Article: Liquefied Natural Gas February/March 2004
Make A Difference! Be A Petroleum Engineer October 2005
What’s New In Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry? October 2005
Career Choices in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry October 2005
Hydrocarbons March 2008
Intermediate/Secondary Activity: Chemical Models March 2008
Elementary Activity: Seismic Simulation May 2008
Energy Analysts: Doug MacIntrye, Oil Market Analyst, U.S Energy Information Administration January 2009
Q&A: Terry Mohn,Technologist Strategist, San Diego Gas and Electric & Southern California Gas co. May 2009
Q&A: Keats Moeller, Senior Advisor of Recruiting & Staffing, ConocoPhillips January 2009


More Awesome Extras!

NEED Book List
Graphics Library (Natural Gas) (Petroleum)
PowerPoint Presentations
Energy Timeline
NEED Energy Video Lessons (Core Sampling Activity, Getting the Oil Out Activity)