Oil Spill in a Pan

Lesson Overview

It is difficult and expensive to contain and clean up an oil spill.


  • Students will experiment with way to contain and clean an oil spill.
  • Students will evaluate the challenges and efficiencies of various clean-up techniques.
  • Students will compare the success of different technologies under different conditions.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Oil Spill Response, Math
Concept: Scale Proportion and Quantity, Systems and System Models, Stability and Change
Type: Classroom, Outdoors or Field Trip, Game
File type: lesson plan
Standard: MS-ESS3-3, HS-ETS1-1
Duration: 60-90 Minutes

File Type: pdf
Categories: Lesson Plans
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