Oil Spill Resources

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Link to Resource: http://coseenow.net/blog/2010/08/oil-spill-resources/
Resource Type:Presentations; Teaching Media
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Organization:Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (COSEE)
Summary:This series of PowerPoints and hands-on activities is designed for teachers to use in their classrooms to help discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Teachers can decide which activities and topics to include, download the appropriate PowerPoint, and then modify the PowerPoint according to their class level and the time available. Information for the teachers is included in the notes section of each PowerPoint. These PowerPoints also come with sample unit plans.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 7; Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.A; ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-2; HS-ESS3-3; HS-ESS3-4
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Using mathematics and computational thinking
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change
Subjects: 9-12; activities; curriculum; environment; environmental science; high school; lesson; oil and gas; pollution; power points; teachers resources; water; water quality
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