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Oil Spill Cleanup

Activity Summary
Students watch a video on the Gulf Oil Spill (Dark Waters Ahead – Students then perform an activity where they simulate an oil spill in a small container. They then use various methods of cleaning it up and determine the effectiveness and
cost of each.

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Learning Objectives
1. Identify how oil spills can affect wildlife
2. Understand varying view points of environmentalists and owners of oil companies
3. Determine the most effective and cheapest way to clean up an oil spill

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Lesson Plan

gulf oil spill, oil spill cleanup

Last updated: 3/3/2015