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  • Primary School - Grades K-3
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Demonstrate what happens in an oil spill. [E]
    What is an oil spill?
    Elementary School - Grades 4-6
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Finding a green solution for cleaning oiled birds [P] [P]
    Compare the absorptivity of different sorbents used for cleaning up an oil spill in water. [E] [P]
    Make a tanker and clean up a vegetable oil spill [E]
    Which type of environment is most affected by an oil spill? [P]
    Oil Absorbency of Polypropylene Pads vs. Natural Products [P]
    The Effect of Water Salinity and Temperature on Oil Spreading Rate [P]
    Which material cleans oil spills the best? [P]
    What is an oil spill?
    Middle School - Grades 7-9
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Determine efficacy of innovative methods that could be used to clean oil spills that threaten our ecosystems. [P]
    Study the efficiency of separating oil from water using various amounts of ferrofluid and a strong neodymium magnet. [E]
    The effects of increased nutrient levels on the growth of oil-eating microbes and the corresponding changes in the rate of oil biodegradation. [E]
    Find out which biodegradable or recyclable material is the best oil spill absorbent. [E]
    The Removal of Oil from Bird Feathers using Common Household Solvents [E]
    Determine the effectiveness of polypropylene absorbent pads on oil spills. [P] [P]
    How do oil spills affect plant growth? [P]
    Determine whether natural products could pick up spilled oil better than consumer products. [P]
    Determine what aquatic environment freshwater or saltwater has the highest amount of weight lost with the use of oil-hungry bacteria as a result of oil degradation over a 5-day period. [E]
    A scientific method to accurately measure which washing solution was most effective in cleaning the petroleum off the birds in an oil spill [E]
    The Percolation and Depth Rate of Motor Oil in Soils [E]
    Compared warm temperatures (Gulf of Mexico) to freezing temperatures (Gulf of Alaska), trying to find which environment has the highest amount of oil loss with the use of oil-hungry bacteria that is a result of the degradation of the oil over a 6-day period. [E]
    The Effectiveness of Enzymes (Bromelain, Papain ) as Degradation Agents in Motor Oil [E]
    What Material Absorbs Motor Oil Spills the Best? [E] [P]
    Determine if the shape of an oil-water separator affects how effectively it separates oil from water. [P]
    Explore methods of cleaning oil spills other than the major methods used like burning, biotechnology, and the use of biological agents. [E]
    How could be hair used in absorbing oil spills? [P]
    A review of the petroleum industry and its impact on the environment [P]
    What is an oil spill?
    High School - Grades 10-12
    P=Project   E=Experiment
    Identify which, if any, inorganic nutrient can be added to the environment of naturally occurring petrophilic (oil-degrading) microbes (namely a fungal strain, Penicillium; and a bacterial strain, Pseudomonas) in order to induce an increase in the rate at which oil spills in the ocean can be efficiently cleaned up. [E]
    The Effects of Oil Spills on Underwater Plant Life [E]
    How could be human hair used in absorbing oil spills [P]
    What is an oil spill?
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