Fracking: Weighing the Risks

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Resource Type:Teaching Media; Videos or Animations
Grade Level:
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Maryland Public Television (MPT)
Publication Date:2012
Summary:Explore the long-term environmental effects posed by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means of extracting natural gas with Marcellus Shale Deposit in NY, PA, WV, and MD.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; HS-ESS3-4; MS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; energy; energy resources; geology; geoscience; high school; hydraulic fracturing; middle school; natural gas; natural resources; pollution
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