Introductory Lesson

This lesson will begin with a video of CNN news coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, off the southern coast of Alaska. The video, along with Newton Apple Oil Spills, will provide background knowledge of the effects of an oil spill.and its impact on the environment.

The students will participate in cooperative learning activities based on discussion questions written to heighten their critical thinking skills.

Demonstration will follow using water gel crystals.