Oil Spill Simulation
Students examine the materials that can be used to clean up an oil spill. They experiment with vegetable oil and a variety of substances to see which clean the oil the best.
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Bird Baths: Cleaning Up Wildlife After Oil Spills
Learners explore causes and effects of oil spills and contaminations. They experience first-hand the feel of oil spills, determine an environmental problem that affects their community, and develop an "action plan" to minimize risk to...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Effects of Oil Spills on Environment and Marine Life
Students explore oceanography by conducting an environmental experiment in class. In this oil spill lesson, students discuss the human need for oil and what is at stake when we drill for oil in our oceans. Students read a book in class...
3rd - 5th Science
How would an oil spill affect a Marine Sanctuary?
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this science lesson, students discover how scientists assess damages to the environment following oil spills. Students conduct a simulation of a public meeting in order to...
5th - 8th Science