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Oil Spill STEM Challenge

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Fifth grade students at Nassakeag Elementary School channeled their inner environmental engineers during an in-class STEM challenge. Students were given a scenario where they were tasked with joining the clean-up effort after an oil spill. They could only use the provided materials to clean up all the oil from the feathers and the water.

Students worked collaboratively to come with the best ideas to tackle the challenge within time constraints. Through this science activity, they learned the impact humans can have on the environment, as well as the difficulties of engineering a solution to an environmental problem. Additionally, students learned the long-term impacts of these problems, as they were unable to completely clean the water.

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Date Added: 12/13/2022