Oil Spills & Wildlife

Girl in ocean holding seashells  We depend heavily on oil for energy, manufacturing, and transportation. When this natural resource pollutes our oceans, seashores, or wetlands, it can have a devastating effect on the environment. These resources will help you teach students about oil as a natural resource and why oil spills—such as the one that occurred in April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico—can be earth-altering accidents that kill animals, destroy habitats, and damage ecosystems.

Human Impact on the Environment

Ocean Pollution

Oil & Water Experiments

Oil: A Natural Resource


Animals & Ecology

Lesson Plans

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