Track 1: Ecosystems & Oil Pollution
This track develops an understanding of coastal ecosystems and builds upon this to explore the effects of disturbances on these environments, with a special emphasis on oil pollution. It has a a focus in the biological sciences, but includes a multidisciplinary, inquiry-based approach.
Habitats and Food webs
Ocean Literacy Principle: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.
Track 2: Oil Resources & Energy Cycles
This track focuses on petroleum and other energy resources, with a special emphasis on energy conservation and the safer and effective extraction, transportation, and distillation of oil. It has a focus in the physical sciences and engineering, but includes a multidisciplinary, inquiry-based approach.
Origins of Oil
How We Get and Transport Oil
- Settling Tube
- Basic Properties of Oil: Vegetable vs. Petroleum
- Oozing Oil
- How Big Is A Tanker?
- Download all four Track 2 lessons
If you have questions about this curriculum, or if you would like a copy of any of these lessons in Word Document format please contact Betsi Oliver, outreach coordinator for the council.