Oil Spill Solutions
Ms. Guthrie extended our experience with oil spill cleanup with a lesson from Try Engineering called “Oil Spill Solutions”. In this lesson we became engineers and designed our own oil spill clean up equipment. Next we tested this equipment in large galvanized tubs of water. Ms. Guthrie added wesson oil mixed with cocoa to simulate crude oil. Our first job was to contain the oil, then clean up as much oil as possible. We designed the equipment using various materials, built the equipment, tested the equipment, and then evaluated the results. Once again we were not able to clean up all the oil, some of the equipment we created worked better than other equipment. We could see that experience would help us in future design, construction, and clean up.