Even during the summer months when I should be relaxing and lesson planning should be the furthest thing from my mind, I find that I can’t turn off my teacher brain.
Like most people, from the moment that I turn on the morning news I am bombarded with news of the oil spill disaster in the Gulf. But being a science teacher who lives on the gulf coast, I find myself looking for ways to make a real world connection to my students. Thanks to my personal learning network, I have been able to compile some resources to use in the fall to teach my students about the effects of the oil spill both in our back yard as well as throughout the entire world. I hope the resources that I provide are informative and are resources that you can incorporate into your classroom whether you live on the gulf coast of Florida or somewhere else in the world.
- Thanks to Justin Karkow via Brad Fountain for this first link: http://www.ifitwasmyhome.com/
- Discovery Education Video: Disaster in the Gulf: A Race Against Time
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-and-you/gulf-oil-spill/
- Interactive Impact: http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/_national/oil_impact_environment/
- USA today Oil Spill Map: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/oil-spill-map.htm
How will you make what’s happening in the world around you a teachable moment?