Monday, 9 May 2016

Genetic potential of oil-eating bacteria from the BP oil spill decoded Credit: Andreas Teske, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.



Concepts of Thinking: Interrelationships, Geographic Perspective

Inquiry: How might this research impact oil consumption around the world? How might the introduction of these "oil eating" bacteria into an environment impact the local ecosystem?

Activity: Create a spatial journal indicating where these bacteria can be found naturally. Add to the map areas where off shore oil drilling is taking place. Are these bacteria native to these ecosystems? How may they interact in these ecosystems?  Create a story map communicating results to an appropriate audience.

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