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Selecting a Harbor: Oceanography and the Impact of Oil Spills
Students 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
Rescuing, Relocating, and Rehabilitating Wildlife
Bring up the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Display the colorful diagram of the coastal and marine organisms living in the area. Show a video about relocating the eggs of the Gulf's sea...
8th - 12th Science
How would an oil spill affect a Marine Sanctuary?
Young scholars explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this science lesson, students discover how scientists assess damages to the environment following oil spills. Young scholars conduct a simulation of a public meeting in...
5th - 8th Science