Fossil Fuels Reading and Worksheet


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Grades 7-10

Includes a fossil fuels reading and worksheet. Students read an informational text about oil, coal, and natural gas and answer several text-dependent questions. Addresses NGSS MS-ESS3-5 ESS3-4 LS2-4.

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In this activity, students will:

  • READ a 2-page article about fossil fuels.
  • ANSWER 20 text-dependent questions that come directly from the article. (No prior knowledge required.)

Topics Covered:

  • Three major types of fossil fuels
  • How fossil fuels are formed
  • How fossil fuels are obtained from Earth’s crust
  • What fossil fuels are used for
  • Consequences of using fossil fuels

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