WONDER #2944: How Do You Clean Up an Oil Spill?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is mostly about . . .

  1. The effects of oil spills and how they can be cleaned.
  2. The three biggest oil spills in history.
  3. The safest way to transport oil.
  4. Different uses of petroleum.

Question 2 of 3

How do we know that oil can harm animals?

  1. For animals with fur, like sea otters, the oil makes their fur less insulating.
  2. If birds or other animals swallow oil, it can make them sick.
  3. When oily fish or shellfish get eaten by other animals, it can make the other animals sick as well.
  4. All of the above.

Question 3 of 3

According to the article, what are some of the ways to clean up an oil spill?

  1. Using a physical barrier called a boom.
  2. A and C
  3. Burning oil that is floating on the surface of the water.
  4. Using mats made of human hair to absorb the oil.

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