Oil Fingerprinting

Resource ID#: 128477 Primary Type: Perspectives Video: Expert
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Humans aren't the only ones who get their fingerprints taken. Learn how this scientist is like a crime scene investigator using oil "fingerprints" to explain the orgins of spilled oil.

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators , Students , Parents
Keywords: WHOI, DEEP-C, Oil fingerprinting, chromatography, Project GOO, sampling, Gulf Oil Observers, oil, crude oil, solvent, compound, Deepwater Horizon, community activism
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Expert