The BP Oil Spill

The BP Oil Spill

by Peter Benoit




Discover the events surrounding the 2010 British Petroleum/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

A True Book: Natural Disasters series investigates the events leading up to a disaster, explores the causes, and ponders how the events changed, or could alter, history. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531289990
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Series: A True Book: Disasters Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 950L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

Table of Contents

1 Trouble in the Gulf

What happened to the Deepwater Horizon? 7

2 Deep-Water Disaster

What problems did the rig have before the explosion? 11

3 From Bad to Worse

What caused the oil slick to spread? 19

Animals in Danger

What animals were affected by the oil spill? 24

4 Cleanup

What was done to clean up the oil spill? 29

5 After the Spill

Will the oil be with us forever? 37

True Statistics 43

Resources 44

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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