Priorities for Protection

Lesson Overview

Many important parts of ecosystems, economies, and communities could be changed by an oil spill.


  • Students will understand maps used in oil spill response.
  • Students will analyze and formulate opinions about the relative importance of protecting various components of local ecosystems.
  • Students will discuss different values and priorities in the context of protecting local areas from oil pollution.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Environmental Science, Earth and Space Science
Concept: Energy and Matter, Stability and Change
Type: Classroom, Video
File type: lesson plan
Standard: HS-LS2-7, HS-ESS3-4
Duration: 30-45 Minutes, 45-60 Minutes, 60-90 Minutes

File Type: pdf
Categories: Lesson Plans
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