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        Why Fracking, and Why Now?

        What is hydraulic fracturing, why has it become such a dominant technology for the oil and gas industry, and why is it so controversial? This video explores how economics, technology, and geology all play a role in the fracking boom, using pastries as an analogy. Accompanying lesson plans: Make a Fracking Model Activity (Grades 6-12) and Rock Porosity Experiment (Grades 6-10).

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