Oil Spill Resources
This series of PowerPoints and hands-on activities is designed for teachers to use in their classrooms to help discuss the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Teachers can decide which activities and topics to include, download the appropriate PowerPoint, and then modify the PowerPoint according to their class level and the time available. Information for the teacher is included in the notes section of each Powerpoint. These notes can be printed by selecting the pulldown menu next to “Print what:” and selecting “Notes.”
To help guide you through these PowerPoints and activities, we encourage you to check out these SAMPLE UNIT PLANS. The “Full Unit” section incorporates all of the lessons below, while the “Just the Facts” section is an abbreviated tour of these lessons.
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Credits: These resources are the result of a collaboration between a middle school teacher (Laura Dunbar), marine educators (Liesl Hotaling, Deidre Sullivan, and Chris Petrone), and a scientist (Carrie Ferraro).