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Lesson 3-1: Engagement Question

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Engaging the Student (Entry Task) 

Developing the Ideas--Lesson

Checking for Understanding (exit ticket)

Student Handout 
Teacher/Lesson Notes

~30 min



After completion of the Inception step, break students into teams. We recommend that you decide between random or assigned teams.

  • Based on what you know about your students you may want to put students into teams that balance their skills, interests, and abilities to work together, therefore encouraging positive team dynamics.


Pose to teams the Engagement question: “Was using dispersants the most responsible decision taken by BP after the oil spill?”


Allow students to discuss in teams and then report their team consensus back to the entire class.

Hopefully this discussion will spark questions like:

  • What was the dispersant?

  • How does it work?

  • What are recorded health effects?



  • Student Journals

Journal check-in Spend a few minutes answering reflection questions in journals.


Have students research 5 bullets on the "Cleanup Methods Worksheet" (Student Handout) for homework.



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