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ACE Report: How To Make A Fossil Fuel

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  • This resource from ACE explains how fossil fuels formed and the different environments and conditions that coal, oil, and gas formed in over hundreds of millions of years.
  • It includes a printable worksheet, article, and links to additional information.
Teaching Tips


  • A teacher could use this resource as a way to activate prior knowledge on the topic or to provide all students with a base understanding of how fossil fuels are formed.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should have prior knowledge of how fossil fuels are used.
  • You may want to have students review the linked EIA resource in the worksheet prior to answering the questions.
  • The materials are available for use without an account.


Scientist Notes

This resource is a good fit in explaining the formation of coal, oil, and natural gas. They all come from fossils. The resource is recommended for teaching.

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