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Rescuing, Relocating, and Rehabilitating Wildlife

For Teachers 8th - 12th
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...
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Simulate an Oil Spill Cleanup

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Environmental emergents read about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010. They simulate an oil spill and examine the cleanup using various materials. Throughout the process, they try materials that represent booms,...
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Sea Turtles and the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

For Teachers 3rd - 9th
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...
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Oil and Bird Populations

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Display a stunning drawing of the Gulf of Mexico's ecosystems. Learners examine the picture to determine what birds live there and what foods they rely on. Then show a poignant five-minute film that examines the impact of the 2010...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Signals from the Deep

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill directly impacted an area of the Gulf of Mexico the size of Oklahoma. A marine biology lesson looks at the impact of an oil spill on the deeper parts of the ocean. Scholars download actual data collected...
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Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Spill

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students conduct a series of experiment on density and viscosity. In this environmental science lesson, students assess the impact of the oil spill across the Gulf Coast. They explain the role of density in cleaning up the spill.
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The Drill on the Spill: Learning About the Gulf Oil Leak in the Lab

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Learners research the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and complete experiments to study the effects of oil spills. For this oil spill lesson, students read the NY Times feature on the gulf oil spill. Learners visit various links to research the...
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Crude Oil and Gas Mileage

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Here is an activity that presents a real-world problem about the relationship between crude oil production and the gas mileage of modern automobiles. After learners write functions to describe the relationships, they are asked to find...
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Safety vs. Energy

For Students 9th - 12th
Political cartoons are a poignant way to examine energy sources. This analysis handout has scholars examining a cartoon by Joe Heller (a link to his gallery is included for possible extensions). Background information reminds pupils of...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – Through Robot Eyes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How can a robot measure the length of something when we don't know how far the camera is from the object? The lesson explains the concept of perspective and many others. Scholars apply this knowledge to judge the length of fish and the...
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Biological Oceanographic Investigations – I, Robot, Can Do That!

For Teachers 7th - 8th Standards
How do you decide the best person for each job? Would it be easier if you didn't have to consider their feelings? The activity begins with a discussion of underwater robots. Then groups research one of these robots and present their...
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Cycle C Lesson

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine the effects of an oil spill. In this environmental lesson, 9th graders view a video to examine the effects of an oil spill on the various spheres. Students prepare mini presentations to share. This lesson includes a...
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What's So Special?

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students study the biology and morphology of Lophelia corals.  In this investigative lesson students explain how the coral contributes to communities, and create a poster.  
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The Gulf Oil Spill in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils explore the concept of environmental stewardship. In this interdisciplinary lesson, students investigate the media response to the Gulf oil spill as they examine live streaming video, interpret data, and share their personal...
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Gulf Oil Spill Fill-In

For Students 4th - 10th
In this Gulf oil spill worksheet, students examine an article regarding basic facts about the April 20, 2010 oil spill and then respond to 25 fill in the blank questions. A word bank is provided.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Safety vs. Energy

For Students 8th - 12th
In this current events learning exercise, students analyze a political cartoon about energy sources and respond to 3 talking point questions.
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An Exploration of Global Oil Spill Disasters

For Students 6th - 10th
In this oil spills worksheet, students write facts about the research they find about the oil spills asked. Students complete answers for 20 oil spills.
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2010 Flashback: Looking Back on 2010 with the Visual Thesaurus

For Students 7th - 12th
Use this fill-in-the-blank worksheet along with the web site Visual Thesaurus as a guide to look up various events. This is a great way to explore the site and facilitate technology skills in a fun, interactive format.
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The Aftermath of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Young scholars assess the effects of the Gulf Coast oil spill.  In this gulf coast lesson, students explore the events of the Gulf Coast oil spill, then complete numerous activities on it, including writing a paper.
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Life on the Hardbottom

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students find similarities and differences between a biotrope habitat and an ecosystem.  In this hardbottom biotrope lesson, students research and respond to inquiry questions about a biotrope.  Students identify three biotropes in the...
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Oil Spill Lesson Plans

For Teachers 4th - 8th
With the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, now is a great time to educate students on issues related to oil.
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Where's the Oxygen?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars study seawater and how temperature and salinity influence it.  In this oxygen lesson students complete a lab activity on dissolved oxygen. 
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Oil + Water + Wildlife = A Real Mess

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students work to better understand the effects of oil spills on living organisms in an ecosystem.  In this oil lesson students complete an experiment that shows the effects of oil on animals.
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Oil + Water + Wildlife = A Real Mess

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct an experiment. In this environmental protection instructional activity, students explore how oil spills affect living organisms in an ecosystem. Students work in groups to complete a lab activity and then discuss their...

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