Lesson : Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico


This lesson explores the environmental, social and financial impact of the 2010 oil spill. It looks at efforts to contain the oil and the massive clean-up operation to try and save some of the wildlife and habitats affected by the spill. It is suitable for Year 4 upwards.

Cross-curricular links: science, design and technology, environmental awareness

Learning Activities:

  • Exploring the advantages and disadvantaged of alternative energy sources
  • Making model electric cars