Popcorn Spill

Lesson overview

Winds and currents spread oil from a spill very quickly, making it difficult to contain and clean up.


  • Students will estimate the environmental impact of a simulated oil spill.
  • Students will understand the impact of winds and currents on an oil spill.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science
Concept: Scale Proportion and Quantity, Systems and System Models
Type: Classroom, Outdoors or Field Trip, Experiment
File type: lesson plan
Standard: MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-6
Duration: 60-90 Minutes

File Type: pdf
Categories: Lesson Plans
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