WONDER #2944: How Do You Clean Up an Oil Spill?
Question 1 of 3
This Wonder is mostly about . . .
- The effects of oil spills and how they can be cleaned.
- The three biggest oil spills in history.
- The safest way to transport oil.
- Different uses of petroleum.
Question 2 of 3
How do we know that oil can harm animals?
- For animals with fur, like sea otters, the oil makes their fur less insulating.
- If birds or other animals swallow oil, it can make them sick.
- When oily fish or shellfish get eaten by other animals, it can make the other animals sick as well.
- All of the above.
Question 3 of 3
According to the article, what are some of the ways to clean up an oil spill?
- Using a physical barrier called a boom.
- A and C
- Burning oil that is floating on the surface of the water.
- Using mats made of human hair to absorb the oil.
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