The tragic events taking place in the Gulf of Mexico the last few months will have both environmental and economic impacts that will last for years. Introduce your students to the technologies and terminology that have become part of the media coverage and our everyday language: skimming, absorbents, dispersants, separation and biological agents.
The KELVIN® Oil Spill Cleanup Activity Lab provides a series of activities and design challenges focused on environmental cleanups resulting from oil spillage. Students will conduct a variety of experiments using the above techniques, use actual oil spill remediation processes, make observations, gather data and make decisions regarding the appropriateness of each process. Students will then use this information to help design their own cleanup remediation materials and processes.
Lab includes oil absorbent matting material, biological oil absorbing materials, absorbing powder, dispersants, instructions and much more. Each kit provides enough materials for a class of 20 students.