A safe way to clean up oil spills

Word Count / Video Length: 606 / 0:54 mins

Aussie researchers have developed a new, low-cost foam to safely and quickly clean up oil spills. Discuss this amazing development with students in years 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Chemical, Biological or Earth and Space Sciences to help them contextualize their understanding of material properties, ecosystems and human impacts on the planet.

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Years: 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Ecosystems, Living Things

Chemical Sciences – Mixtures and Separations, Chemical Reactions, Atoms, Solids/Liquids/Gases

Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable/Non-Renewable Resources, The Changing Earth

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering.

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Interdependence and Ecosystems, Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter, Change of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface