Oil Spill Facts: Lesson for Kids


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What was the worst oil spill in history?

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1. Why is it more dangerous if an oil spill happens in a place where there are hurricanes?

2. What is NOT a cause of an oil spill?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you pay attention to the news, you may have heard people talking about a recent oil spill and how it affected the world around us. If you want to see what you know about this type of pollution, you can answer the questions found in this online quiz and worksheet. You'll need to know about the dangers of oil spills and important examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • History's worst oil spills
  • The dangers of oil spills
  • What causes this kind of pollution
  • Effects on ocean life
  • The number of recent oil spills

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see how many facts about oils spills you can remember
  • Reading comprehension - be sure that you understand the causes and effects of this pollution
  • Knowledge application - see if you can point out specific examples of oil spills

Additional Learning

More facts about oil spills can be found in the lesson called Oil Spill Facts: Lesson for Kids. Read over this lesson to learn about:

  • Where oil spills take place
  • Why oil spills happen
  • The dangers of this pollution
  • Important examples of oil spills