In this project, student groups research many aspects of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Topics include: general drilling information, environmental aspects, economic concerns, legislation, and current news. The students use this information to create an informational pamphlet, such as one that might be handed out in a community considering drilling. A rubric and key are included. The project takes 6-7 days.
A shorter project, which takes about 4 days, is also included. The end product has fewer requirements and fewer research questions are included.