I would use this activity to show students the challenges of removing spilled oil from the environment. I will also give them a pretend budget to buy materials from me for them to use to clean up the oil so they can understand it can be costly as well.
Learn about the effects of an oil spill on the environment through a hands-on engineering challenge! Great for Earth Day! Math extension problems are provided including measurement, percentages, volume calculations, and more. The goal of this challenge is