10.9.2010 Chicago, IL
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We are pleased to offer the following educational links. Through conducting experiments and research on your own or in
the classroom you will better be able to understand the challenges we are facing as a direct result of the Gulf Oil Disaster.
Check back frequently - this page will be routinely updated with new resources. Donations greatly appreciated.
Calculating the volume of oil in a spill is a daunting and potentially confusing task.
This link will help you to better understand the various figures reported in the media. Additional oil spill information is
available on this site.
An environmental method of retrieval is demonstrated in this experiment.
What are the challenges of using this method?
How do you clean up an oil spill? Additionally, try
coating a feather, sand, and a few household/classroom items in oil - what products work best to remove the oil? Try using real
mayonaise to remove the oil - this is what they've used on the sea turtles! Why does mayo work?
is a bit more advanced oil spill clean up experiment. It also includes a You Tube video of the experiment.
NOAA has a non-hazardous experiement to simulate the challenges faced by wildlife rescuers in cleaning birds and other animals
covered in oil. Additional oil spill resources are available on this site.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
lesson plan (grades 3-12) explores how environmental engineers might approach solving the problem of an oil spill. Packed with
resources and standards addressed.
Cleaning Up After Oil Spills
National Geographics Lesson Plan. (grades 3-5) Students
explore the causes and effects of oil spills and contamination. Special focus on wildlife. This site has multiple
resources and links.
Ecology, Life Science and Environmental Studies Lesson Plan.