Core Drilling for Oil

Students will learn to recognize layers in a core sample, why core samples are taken and identify the location of an oil deposit.


SEEd 5.1.1 Analyze and interpret data to describe patterns of Earth’s features. Emphasize most earthquakes and volcanoes occur in bands that are often along the boundaries between continents and oceans while major mountain chains may be found inside continents or near their edges. Examples of data could include maps showing locations of mountains on continents and the ocean floor or the locations of volcanoes and earthquakes. (ESS2.B)

Lesson Performance Expectations

Students will be able to:

  1. Recognize layers in the core samples and understand the necessity of core samples.
  2. Identify the location of an oil deposit