Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills


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Which of the following is NOT a method of oil spill cleanup?

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1. Dispersants serve what purpose in oil spill cleanup?

2. Tarballs come from which source?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are oil spills cleaned up? What is involved in each type of clean up method? You must be familiar with this type of information when you answer the questions found in this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you use this quiz/worksheet assessment, you must be prepared to:

  • List methods used for cleaning up oil spills
  • Explain what dispersants do
  • Name the source of tarballs
  • Relate facts about sorbents
  • Describe the effect of oil spills on marine birds

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how oil spills are cleaned up
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how oil spills affect birds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about tarballs, dispersants and sorbents

Additional Learning

More facts about this topic can be found in the lesson titled Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills. You will read about the following:

  • Details about the largest oil spill in U.S. history
  • What is found in dispersants that make them work
  • Drawbacks to using dispersants
  • How oil spills impact fish