Oil Spill

Oil Spills are the release of liquid petroleum into the environment, specifically the marine ecosystem. Florida is known for its marine ecosystems also known as the beach! When oil spills occur getting the oil out of the water and off marine life is very difficult. This activity teaches children just how hard that can be.

The Science:

Due to the chemical composition of oil and water, they do not mix and oil floats on water. When oil enters the marine ecosystem it is harmful and destroys the environment. What ways can you think of that can remove the oil from the water?