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266 reviewed resources for oil spill

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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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What Do You Think of Obama's Oval Office Speech on the Oil Spill?

For Students 7th - 12th
Kids age 13 and older are asked to read the provided Times article and background information in order to construct a thoughtful blog response to Obama's first Oval Office speech. They work to address each of the related critical...
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An Oil Spill Primer for Students

For Students 4th - 10th
In this Gulf oil spill worksheet, students examine a 4-page article regarding basic facts about the oil spill as well as photographs of clean-up efforts.
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Oil Spill Solutions

For Teachers 2nd - 12th Standards
Students examine how to clean up oil spills. In this engineering lesson, students design, build, and test a system that will clean up an oil spill.
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Learning the Zones of the Ocean Using an Oil Spill.

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students participate in an activity in which they explore the various zones of the ocean. They clean up a mock oil spill and discuss the effects an oil spill has on each of the ocean zones.
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Cartoons for the Classroom: Oil Spill Perspectives

For Students 9th - 12th
With the BP oil spill still fresh on your scholars' minds, take the opportunity to analyze various perspectives on it through political cartoons. This critical-analysis handout features 2 cartoons on the incident. Background information...
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The Treatment of Oil Spills—Microscale Chemistry

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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The Gulf Oil Spill in the Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of environmental stewardship. For 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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Oil Spills: The Scientific Method in Action

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students write a clear and detailed procedure and explore the complications in trying to clean the environment. They develop various ways to solve a complex problem. Students are cognizant of the effects of pollution on the environment....
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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 Spill!

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Fourth and fifth graders take a close look at oil spills and the devastating effects they have on the environment. They explore the various methods for cleaning up oils spills and perform and hands-on simulation of an oil spill in class....
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Cleaning up an oil spill

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Small groups complete a science project involving cleaning up an oil spill. In this experiment, pupils use 4 different sorbents to discover which one absorbs the most oil.  Afterward, they make a data table.
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Birds, Baths And Oil Spills

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students examine effects of an oil spill on birds and animals that inhabit marine or freshwater ecosystems, and simulate procedures used by rescue workers who rescue and rehabilitate birds and other animals coated with oil.
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Oil Spill ESI Maps

For Students 6th - 10th
In this environmental science worksheet, students study and read ESI maps on oil spills and complete 8 short answer questions that follow.
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Oil Spill in a Test Tube

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Students develop a test tube model of an oil spill in order to experiment with conditions needed for bioremediation. They apply the principals of experimental design by analyzing a research article on the EXXON Valdez bioremediation...
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TE Activity: Oil Spill Cleanup

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students experiment by creating an oil spill and trying a number of clean up methods. They determine which methods are the least costly and most effective. They role play as an environmental engineer and as an oil company owner who must...
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Oil on the Beach

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore how oil pollutes the oceans. In this science lesson, students investigate various materials that could be used to clean up an oil spill. Students discuss which materials worked best and how humans can reduce oil spills.
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Oil Spill Solutions

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students build a system to remove oil from a water source. In this environmental engineering lesson, students plan and build a system to contain and remove oil from a water source using various materials provided by the teacher. Students...
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Clean it Up!

For Teachers 5th - 7th Standards
Harness the power of bacteria. Scholars see how using organisms that exist in nature can help solve human problems in the process known as bioremediation. They research and discuss several successful examples, such as using oil-eating...
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Breaking English News - Obama Says BP Must Pay for Oil Spill Clean-up

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this ESL/ELL reading comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to an article entitled, "Obama Says BP Must Pay for Oil Spill Clean-up." They participate in discussion activities, and complete a variety of question types to...
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Selecting a Harbor: Oceanography and the Impact of Oil Spills

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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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An Exploration of Global Oil Spill Disasters

For Students 6th - 10th
In this oil spills activity, students write facts about the research they find about the oil spills asked. Students complete answers for 20 oil spills.
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Obis Oil Spill

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Young scholars explore environmental challenges by participating in an oil spill simulation. In this water safety instructional activity, students discuss why oil spills happen and how their impact affects the entire ecosystem. Young...

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