Prince William's Oily Mess - A Tale of Recovery

Lesson Plan Overview

How does an ecosystem recover from a major one-time insult such as an oil spill? As you will learn from this Discovery Story, the answer is not simple. It isn't easy to determine whether a particular area of shoreline has recovered from oil during a spill, or how to expect it to look when it has.

Source: NOAA Ocean Service Education
Grades: 6-8 9-12

Literacy Principles:

OLP#1: The Earth has one big ocean with many features.

OLP#5: The ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems.

OLP#6: The ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected.

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