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Resource #32


Oil Spill


Levels: Grades 2-6

Topics: oil spills, oceans, the environment

Description: When an oil spill occurs, quick action can lessen the environmental impact. But what is the best way to clean up such a mess? In this activity, kids find out as they handle a serious olive oil spill. It's "all hands on deck" to clean and compare the quicker picker-uppers -- sand, cotton balls, paper towel, dryer lint, and grass.

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