BrainPOP

Gas and Oil

Running out of gas? Tim and Moby will help you fill your tank as they introduce you to the science and economics of petroleum. In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll find out how petroleum forms, how it’s brought to the surface, and why we humans need it so much! Discover some of the original uses for petroleum, as well as how it is separated into useful parts and how oil and gasoline have transformed our civilization. You’ll also learn about some of the downsides of using petroleum, including why we're using it up faster than it can be replaced. You’ll even discover a few ways to cut back on your oil consumption. Here’s a hint: public transportation!

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