Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Causes, Effects & Facts


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The Deepwater Horizon was an oil rig that leaked oil into which body of water?

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1. Ultimately, which part of the Deepwater Horizon rig failed and caused the explosion?

2. Which corporation was ultimately found to be responsible for the Deepwater Horizon explosion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will test what you know about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Topics include the location of the oil spill and its main cause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The company who was responsible for the oil spill
  • The coastline that was most affected
  • One way that sinking the oil helped the spill to be cleaned up

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the cause of the spill
  • Making connections - use your understanding of where the spill occurred and which coastline it affected the most

Additional Learning

Learn more about the subject with the lesson named Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Causes, Effects & Facts. Here are some points that you'll be covering as you go along:

  • Overview of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
  • Breakdown of how the oil rig was built
  • Details about the way it ruptured and spilled into the ocean
  • The response from responsible parties
  • Impact of the oil spill on local communities
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