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Virtual Oil Well
This computer activity allows students to investigate the economics behind oil exploration. Students begin with a specified amount of money, and must pay for all the exploration, consultations, and permits they need to obtain. In the process students either make it rich or go bankrupt spending all their money looking for oil. There is an online glossary and library for students to learn more and do research while working on this process.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2002 AGI
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-354
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Bureau of Economic Geology

Publisher: American Geological Institute