Special News Feature
Oil: Rewards and Risks
People drill for oil because it is an important resource, but the fiery accident aboard the Deepwater Horizon on April 20, 2010, shows just how risky drilling for oil is. Help students understand more about the Deepwater Horizon accident, the oil spill that followed, and some basic facts about oil.
Science A-Z provides Science in the News on current science topics at three reading levels. Cleaning Up an Oil Spill discusses the tragedy, its ramifications, and how it might get cleaned up.
Use the Pro/Con lesson plan on Writing A-Z to show students how to present both sides equally on the issue of whether or not people should continue to drill for oil.
Mix and match oil spill vocabulary words to create a customized, five-day, vocabulary lesson on Vocabulary A-Z to support Reading A-Z, Science A-Z, and Writing A-Z teaching units.