Oil Spill Clean Up Simulation

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Link to Resource: http://nisenet.org/catalog/oil-spill-clean-simulation
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:University of California's Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN)
Summary:"""""Nano sand"""" is a product that was originally invented to help clean up oil spills in water. Since the """"nano sand"""" is hydrophobic, it does not let water molecules pass through. It does, however, let oil molecules pass through. When oil-contaminated water is exposed to """"magic sand,"""" the oil passes through and leaves clean water behind. In this activity, students will construct a model of an oil-spill cleanup."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 9
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS3.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:5-ESS3-1; HS-ESS3-4; K-ESS3-3; 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; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Stability and change; Systems and system models
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; elementary school; environment; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; oceans; oil and gas; pollution; water; water quality
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