Selecting a Harbor: Oceanography and the Impact of Oil Spills
Young scholars work together to determine a new site for a harbor. Using the Internet, they research the impact of an oil spill on the oceans and wildlife. They present their findings to the class and a solution to the problem.
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Sea Turtles and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
There are seven species of sea turtles, five of which live in the Gulf of Mexico. Young scientists learn about each and then examine the impact of the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill on the populations. A video, Internet links to sea...
3rd - 9th Science
New Review The Treatment of Oil Spills—Microscale Chemistry
When oil spills happen, how is the oil cleaned up? Pupils of polymer science discover an amazing substance that turns oil into a solid during a microscale experiment. Individuals observe oil or paraffin before and after addition of the...
6th - 12th Science
How would an oil spill affect a Marine Sanctuary?
Learners explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this science lesson, students discover how scientists assess damages to the environment following oil spills. Learners conduct a simulation of a public meeting in order to...
5th - 8th Science