Man-Made Disaster – Look & Learn

Oil spills are a form of man-made disasters.

Look at the pictures below and then complete the tasks in detail.

What do you think causes oil spills?

Describe the damage that can be caused by oil spills?

Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment?

How can oil spills be stopped?

 

10 thoughts on “Man-Made Disaster – Look & Learn

  1. Oil spills caused by when there is a crack where the oil is going through and when the crack the oil is being forced to keep going and as it is getting forced some of the oil gets squeezed out of the pipe or tube and the rest of the oil keeps on going to where it is meant to go.

    The damage that oil spills cause terrible things it can make animals endangered and than that species have less of that species so they could become extinct. Hundreds and thousands of money is spent to rebuild what had been damaged during the oil spill.

    The animals in environment are not use to the oil and that is how they become extinct and get affected by the oil when there is am oil spill. The government have to help pay for the cost to rebuild what was damaged what that means that there is less money being paid to the workers so they have less money to spend on what they need like water, food and taxs.

    Oil spills can stopped by people being more careful or what the oil is in could be more protected than have it less protected and more of a chance of having an oil spill.

  2. Oil Spills
    What do you think causes oil spills?
    I believe that oil from boats and car and and other vehicles that have motors and that have oil in it can cause. I believe that carriages that have oil it can cause oil spills.

    Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment?
    I think oil spills are so dangerous because pit could make many animals could become endanger or excited. I think oil spills are so dangerous because birds could get heaps of oil in the wings and may not be able to fly and then they could die.

    How can oil spills be stopped?
    We can stop using lots and lots of oil or we could also make the carriages that have oil in it more secure and tight so then nothing can come out.

    Describe the damage that can be caused by oil spills?
    I think that it can cause it can cause animals to die or even bird not able to fly or the water could harden up. I think that it can can go on the shore and can make people not able to walk along the beach.

  3. Oil spills are caused by many things. Oil spills are caused by things such as a ship crashing, and then the oil spills out everywhere, then it floats on top of the ocean which affects the birds or fish that can rise to the top. Oil spills are caused by humans, because oil is created for humans to use every day like petrol for our cars. Sometimes oil spills are caused by pollution. Another cause for an oil spill could be a boat/jet ski riding on the water, then the oil comes out which causes it to spread even more. Sometimes if power plants are located near water, the nuclear waster can drop in the water, and that can also carry oil.

    Oil spills can affect any animal that lives in the ocean. If a bird comes and land on the water, it’s most likely to die because it has toxic chemicals in it, and is only mainly used for cars. The damage that can be caused from oil spills can be that it can spread all over the ocean, and kill most of the fish in the water. If it spreads all over the water, then at some point it could even kill humans. It can give make the fish and the birds so sick until they die. This happens because there’s toxic chemicals in there that you cannot drink, and not even humans can drink. It is designed for our cars (maybe a bit more uses) and isn’t designed for us to drink.

    Oil spills are dangerous for the environment because it can cause the population for humans and animals to go lower. We need animals so that we can have pets, so that we can eat meat, so cows can produce milk and for many more reasons. The oil damages the water, and if the water is filled up with oil, what can we drink? That also causes our population to go down. It’s also dangerous for the environment for the environment because it can also cause the money to get lower for our population, which means if we don’t have much money, than we can’t buy food or drinks for ourselves to live.

    Oil spills can be stopped by us if we stop polluting. We can stop polluting by recycling our rubbish and not littering. We can stop producing power plants to stop the gas coming out and affecting the ozone layer. Another solution is to produce less boats, and more canoes/rafts, so that no oil comes out. We can get a big huge tube to suck up all of the dirty water, and replace with salt/freshwater so that there’s less oil in the water, and so that no fish or birds get harmed. We can stop producing so much gas and energy, which means that we could have power less boats, but with gliders so that the wind can push our boats, and for the cars, we could have less fumes coming out, and more built in electronic cars, so that no gas or oil comes out.

  4. What do you think causes oil spills? Oil spills can be cause by shipping containers falling off ships. They can fall off ships if the ship gets hit by a huge wave, and sometimes they can run in other boats and the impact sends shipping containers full of oil off the boat and into the ocean killing and injuring hundreds of wildlife in the ocean and extremely polluting the world! These damages can result in hundreds and thousands of dollars lost that could be used for useful things like education and food!

    Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment? Oil spills are devastating for the environment because it can kill many animals. It can pollute the environment, get into fish tissues and when we eat it it can make us sick. If it’s near fresh water then it contaminates drinking water for not just humans but animals as well.

    How can oil spills be stopped? Oil spills can be stopped by more secure and safe shipping containers and ships. Even proper education for people on the ships so the chances of crashes are smaller and they will be more prepared for anything that could happen. They will also be able to avoid the worst of things and reduce the intensity of the spill!

  5. I think that ships that carry oil usually get sunk or have leaks in it so the oil gets into the ocean but oil doesn’t mix with water so it sits right on top of it making it a dangerous kind of chemical that can affect people that swim in it especially against animals.

    The damage that oil spills can cause is dangerous because it can wreck birds wings to make them not able to fly. It also makes them look digusting and ugly. The time to get rid of the dirty chemicals takes sometimes months years or possibly weeks!

    Oil spills are dangerous for the environment because it kills animals and if we did nothing about it it would eventually kill thousands of fish and animals that try to drink or swim in the water. Desalination plants wouldn’t work because instead of picking up water it would pick up oil and that would get through people taps then people would be showering or drinking it!

    Oil spills can be stopped if us humans be more secure with the oil such as having locks on them and no peak holes so the oil can’t just leak out so easily. Another way to stop oil spills is to be more carful into what they are driving into or where they’re going.

  6. What do you think causes oil spills?
    I think when people are filling up their cars with oil their are oil is spilling everywhere which means the oil leaks everywhere they go. I also think leaks in boats cause oil spills. How do people fix oil leaks.

    Describe the damage that can be caused by oil spills?
    It can destroy oceans, make animals and people sick, it can cause fires and destroy our own environment by the oil leaking anywhere.

    Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment?
    I think oil spills are so dangerous because they can make animals and people badly sick, and is destroying homes, shops, oceans, cars, and our whole environment. Oil spills coast 1000s of money and is not good for humans.

    How can oil spills be stopped?
    Oil spills can be stopped by having safer oil available for people to be using, oil that can not hurt people or animals.
    By Tahlia

  7. What do you think causes oil spills?
    Sometimes the ship that is delivering the oil across the sea was made terribly and the oil will go through the cracks and spill oil across the sea. It is a man made disaster because it was the man’s fault for not making the ship correctly. Or two ships can crash and that can also cause a oil leakage.

    Describe the damage that can be caused by oil spills?
    It can affect the animals living in the area that was flooded with oil. Birds who land on the surface and the fish who live within it all. As I watched on 60 Minutes that the oil does affect the animals but the clean up product actually makes it worse and kills animals and human who touch/swim in the water. It can take hours, days or even months before it starts showing and it
    kills poeple.

    Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment?
    Because it makes our animals endangered and extinct and we need the animals for the chain of life to keep it going. The animals are important to the environment because without them we wouldn’t have many things.

    How can oil spills be stopped?
    Banning the oils being shipped across water. Maybe put them in a tank that won’t burst open or crack. On 60 Minutes the people were trying to get the cleaning up product to get banned because that’s worse then the oil pill.

  8. What do you think causes oil spills?
    Maybe when ships or cargo gets sent over sea it falls out or maybe when cars are parked at the beach on the sand. maybe the oil might fallgt
    out of the gas tank that is at the back of the car.
    The damage that is caused:
    It can kill birds and sea creatures it can also destroy the beach by washing oil up on the shore and not just oil it washes up old wood ships and little tug boats and rubbish that coud kill birds because thay could drink some of the oil that has been spilt into the ocean and that’s how they get sick and die.
    How can oil spills be stopped?
    If they sop sending oil over sea or if they don’t drive cars on the beach.

  9. Oil spills that effect the environment
    What do you think causes oil spills?
    1 Spills at water side factories.
    2When two ships smash into each other.
    3When a ship hits something.
    4When people dump oil into our oceans.

    Describe the damage that can be caused by oil spills?
    1Birds can’t fly because all of the oil is stuck in their wings.
    2Spices of fish will die out from the substance.
    3If people are swimming and there were oil in there they would get ill.
    4It can demolish any environment.
    Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment?
    They are dangerous because the oil can ruin a whole life cycle of fish even if you put a drop in the substance. The oil can ruin the whole race of animals in the sea.
    How can oil spills be stopped?
    1 Turn the ships to electric ships.
    2Put less factories near the ocean.
    3We can use less polluted air.

    Author: Brittney

  10. What do you think causes oil spills?
    Oil spills can be cause by shipping containers falling off ships. I believe that oil from boats and car and other vehicles that have motors and that have oil in it can cause. I believe that carriages that have oil it can cause oil spills.
    I think that it can causes animals to die or even bird not able to fly and the water I think that it can go on the shore and can make people not able to walk around the ocean.
    Why do you think oil spills are so dangerous for the environment?
    I think that the oil spills are very dangerous for our environment because it kill many wonderful beautiful animals our environment too and it is dangerous because when he eat fish he live it in the water and that can make us feeling really sick. Because we drinking in they too. Near fresh water then it contaminates drinking water for not just humans but animals as well too.
    How can oil spills be stopped?
    Oil spills can be stopped by having secure oil available for people to be using, oil spills that cannot hurt people or animals and then they can make oil spills not make our environment horrible.

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