Designing their own clean-up process in teams, fourth graders had a limited budget of $20 million and a specific set of materials they could possibly use. Evaluating their clean-up process was no easy feat. They had to determine how much oil was left on both the water and the shore, and ultimately how this would impact the ecosystem they had learned so much about.
Not stopping there, fourth graders attempted to improve their clean-up process by changing their materials or the order in which they completed their clean-up process. Once they were done, fourth graders communicated their results to the Mayor (Mrs. Brinza), recommending the BEST clean-up process. Would the best clean-up process cost the least? Or have the least negative impact on the environment? YOU be the judge!