Sheen-Oil-Mousse: Three Fractions Of Spilled Oil

Lesson Overview

Oil undergoes changes in marine ecosystems.


  • Students will examine the basic characteristics of oil.
  • Students will identify the three fractions of spilled oil.
  • Students practice converting units, calculating area, and consider scale and proportion as they visualize how oil spreads.

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject: Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physical Science, Oil Spill Response
Concept: Cause and Effect, Scale Proportion and Quantity, Stability and Change
Type: Classroom, Outdoors or Field Trip, Experiment
File type: lesson plan
Standard: MS-PS1-1
Duration: 60-90 Minutes

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