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Sorting Out the Oil Spill

Topic: 5_6H Enquiry in environmental and technological co

Crude oil has been flowing from a leaking Gulf of Mexico pipe since the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, leased by BP, exploded off the coast of Louisiana on 20 April 2010 and sank two days later. Heavy rust-coloured oil has washed ashore, threatening wildlife. The spill has reached Louisiana and is threatening Florida and Cuba.

In this activity children will investigate the properties of water and oil and will try to find a way to separate the two liquids.

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