5th Graders Drill for Oil

Stem School

During their earth science unit, 5th graders simulated drilling through the layers of the Earth in search of oil. Each student was given a specially made cupcake representing the Earth. The task was to take core samples and compare the layers in the sample to a given color key in order to determine the best place to drill for oil. The students were highly engaged and excitedly shared their core samples with each other throughout the process as well as writing observations in their science journal.