Teacher’s Questions for Fracking


Before reading:

  1. What is natural gas? How is it extracted from the earth?

During reading:

  1. Name three things that natural gas is used for.
  2. How much of the United States’ energy comes from natural gas?
  3. Name one “pro” of natural gas when compared with coal or oil.
  4. What is fracking? Describe the process. How is it different from other forms of natural gas extraction?
  5. Why is there controversy surrounding fracking? Describe the concerns that some people have about the gas extraction ...

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