Group discussion on misuse of fuel resources and its consequences in Coal and Petroleum – Class 8 Science Experiment

Chapter Name: Coal and Petroleum

Activity Name: Group discussion on misuse of fuel resources and its consequences in Coal and Petroleum

Activity Description:

The activity involves a group discussion on how fuel resources are being misused in various daily life activities such as transportation, cooking, and industrial use. The participants will analyze the consequences of such misuse and prepare a report based on their discussion.

Required Items:

  1. Meeting space or classroom for the group discussion
  2. Whiteboard or flip chart (optional) for noting down important points during the discussion

Step by Step Procedure:

  1. Form small groups consisting of participants interested in discussing the topic of fuel resource misuse.
  2. Assign each group one of the following topics for discussion: a) Misuse of fuel resources in transportation b) Misuse of fuel resources in cooking c) Misuse of fuel resources in industrial use
  3. Allow the groups some time to research and gather relevant information on their assigned topic.
  4. Conduct the group discussions, allowing each group to present their findings and observations on the misuse of fuel resources in their respective areas (transportation, cooking, industrial use).
  5. Encourage open discussions and exchange of ideas among the participants.
  6. During the discussion, focus on identifying the various ways fuel resources are being misused and the impact it has on the environment and society.
  7. Emphasize the importance of sustainable and responsible use of fuel resources.

Experiment Observations:

  • The observations will be made during the group discussions and may include various examples of fuel resource misuse, such as excessive fuel consumption in transportation, inefficient cooking practices, and uncontrolled fuel usage in industries leading to pollution.


  • Ensure a respectful and inclusive environment during the group discussion, encouraging all participants to share their thoughts and ideas.
  • Avoid any biases or preconceptions and allow the participants to come up with their own observations and conclusions.
  • Encourage the use of reliable and up-to-date sources of information during the research phase of the activity.

Lesson Learnt from Experiment:

Through this group discussion activity, participants will gain awareness of the significant misuse of fuel resources in daily life activities and its consequences. They will learn the importance of adopting sustainable practices to conserve fuel resources and protect the environment.

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