Cleaning Up Oil Spills with Oil-Hungry Bacteria Lab
Product Number: SB48359
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Model various oil spill scenarios and monitor the effectiveness of the provided freeze-dried, oil-degrading microbe mixture in remediating the waste. Students set up a simulated oil spill in water and treat it with the microbial product to observe the physical changes and degradation of the oil film over time. Additionally, students simulate three spill scenarios on beach sand, gravel, and cobbles to observe the difference in degradation rates. The class will also explore bioremediation methods for other waste chemicals and compare their effectiveness to traditional clean-up methods. Materials for 40 students.