Cleaning an Oil Spill Check Availability

Grades 1-5

4 Lessons, 8-10 hours of instruction time.

An oil spill can be deadly for fish, plants, and other organisms in the river ecosystem. Applying their knowledge of ecosystems and food webs, students will test water quality and also the oil-absorbing properties of different materials as they engineer a process for cleaning up an oil spill. This unit introduces students to the field of environmental engineering. Download a free unit preview to further explore this teacher guide and storybook.

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