Earth Day STEM Activities | Oil Spill STEM

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Teach your kids real world applications to cleaning up an oil spill. This pack has it all! Please download the preview for a sneak peak as to what's inside.

This resource includes:

♥ 5E lesson plan with time and materials

♥materials checklist

♥oil spill lab centers with teacher instructions, student instructions, and center labels

♥inferencing picture and writing

♥interactive journal; vocabulary cards with pocket and science centers flap book

♥teacher explanation page

♥STEAM challenge

♥reading passage

♥clozed writing passage for brainstorming

♥writing paper

♥art project

Students will learn the following objectives:

♥investigate and make discoveries about the properties of water and oil

♥research how oil spill occur

♥become aware of the harmful effects of oil spills

♥become familiar with ways to clean oil spills

♥write about science discoveries students were introduced to

Materials used are simple, inexpensive household materials.

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Total Pages
36 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),...
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.


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