How Can We Clean Up an Oil Spil?
|Link to Resource:||https://www.sciencefriday.com/educational-resources/how-can-we-clean-up-an-oil-spill/|
|Resource Type:||Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction|
|Organization:||American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT); Science Friday|
|Summary:||Do you want to try cleaning up an oil spill yourself? This experiment will help you understand why it is such a difficult task. All of the tools you will need are environmentally friendly and easy to find. By the end of this lesson, students should be able to: determine which sorbents best absorb oil from fresh and salt water; make careful observations; and draw conclusions based on their observations.|
|Earth Science Big Ideas:||Big Idea 9|
|NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:||ESS3.C|
|NGSS Performance Expectations:||MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4|
|NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:||Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence|
|NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:||Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation|
|Subjects:||chemistry; environment; oceans; oil and gas; pollution; water|
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