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Oil Spills and Their Consequences - Digital Science Reading Article - Grades 5-7

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Grade 5, 6, 7



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Oil Spills and Their Consequences teaches students in grades 5-7 about the environmental impacts of oil spills. This digital reading comprehension activity explains key vocabulary and concepts related to oil spills in an engaging science article. The reading covers topics like the Deepwater Horizon disaster, why oil and water don't mix, different types of oil, and oil spill cleanup methods. Students then apply their knowledge by answering reading comprehension, critical thinking, and open-ended questions. This versatile resource works for whole class instruction, small groups, homework, and distance learning. It integrates easily into Google Classroom with no prep time required. The reading is available as an editable Google Doc, Microsoft Word file, and PDF, so students can access it from any device. This activity develops literacy skills and scientific knowledge while keeping students focused when regular instruction is disrupted.

What's Included

1 zip file with:

-Reading passage as a DOC and PDF

-Comprehension questions w/ Answer Key

-Google Reading Access PDF

The Reading Looks at:

- a case study of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

- why oil and water don't mix.

- the types of oils that can affect the environment

- how to clean up an oil spill.

Resource Tags

oil oil spill damage reading comprehension oil spills lesson plans

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