Alaska Oil Spill Lessons for Grades K-2

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.

Sensory Exploration of Natural World

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.

Energy comes from the Sun

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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.

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