Disaster in the Gulf Coast

Because of the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. I had my students use the article published in the journal Science and the internet to look up information about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and write an environmental impact report. Each student in a group was assigned one of the 5 questions as outlined by the Science article, then the group compiled the information into a completed report. I think the project went well, students really learned something about the impact of a disaster like this on our fragile planet. For my non-AP classes I did a similar project but instead of writing a report they designed a poster.

AP Biology Projects