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Oil Spill – Bioremediation

Activity Summary
In this activity, students perform an experiment to see how bacteria can degrade oil. Students compare oil only to oil mixed with Pseudomonas for 5 days and record observations.

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Learning Objectives
1. Compare/contrast the effectiveness of OEMs to other methods of cleaning up oil spills

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Lesson Plan

oil spill, bioremediation, oil-degrading microbes, oil-eating bacteria

Last updated: 3/3/2015