Readings • Is Hawaii prepared for a major oil spill.doc • Midway jet fuel spill.doc • Oil spill on coral70_coral_full_report.pdf • NOAA Coral Reefs & Oil Spill
Activities • Sediment penetration exercise.doc • Exxon spill.doc • Prince Williams Oily Mess Lesson.pdf • The Gulf oil spill in the classroom.doc • GNOME Kaneohe Bay
Sediment Penetration Exercise Hawaii Beach sand representing different grain size. How do liquids of different viscosities penetrate beach sand?
Exxon Spill • Demonstrate the effect of the oil spill on birds • Demonstrate the way oil leaking from a tanker spreads out to form a slick on the surface of the water. • Discuss effects of oil mousse on intertidal life. • Graph bird causalities discovered immediately following the Exxon Valdez oil spill. • Investigate various methods to clean up an oil spill. • Use the Merck Index to identify chemicals found in crude oil.
Prince Williams Oily Mess.pdf STEP 1c: State Your Predictions! STEP 2b: Record Your Data STEP 3a: Plot Your Data STEP 4a: Interpret Your Data and Write a Scientific Report
The Gulf Oil Spill in the Classroom Track the Gulf Spill: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/01/us/20100501-oil-spill-tracker.html
GNOME Kaneohe Bay Project an oil spill in the bay