6 Red have begun our new LMTW theme, Global Warning!
As part of our topic, we explored the impact of pollution, specifically ocean pollutants.
We found out that oil and chemicals make up the largest proportion of ocean pollution, however it is difficult to remove from the sea once it has been contaminated.
During our investigation, we attempted to find the most efficient method of clearing the oil from the water.
Many of us hypothesised that the sponge would work the best, as it absorbs water, however we realised that water has smaller particles than oil.
In the end, believe it or not, our result found that a pair of nylon tights that attracted the oil and successfully separated it; we discussed that due to it’s similar properties, oil is attracted to nylon!