How Big Is the Oil Spill?

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How Big Is the Oil Spill?


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In this video adapted from Need to Know, artist Steve Brodner uses simple drawings to compare the size of the 2010 BP oil spill to more familiar things, like a football field, a shopping mall, the state of Texas, and Earth’s moon.

Content Standard(s):
Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 7
7.2.2) Explain how communities can affect personal health practices and behaviors.

Examples: public policies regarding water pollution, air quality, tobacco use

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.2.2) Examine ways the school and community encourage students to use appropriate life skills to improve health.

Examples: participating in conflict resolution practices, Red Ribbon Week, Walk to School Day

Health Education
HE (2019)
Grade: 8
8.8.2) Work collaboratively to advocate for healthy individuals, families, and schools.

Examples: designing healthy recipes, supporting the school wellness policy, school newscasts, school newsletters

Tags: community, environment, health, oil spill, toxins
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Author: Michelle Frye