First graders are learning about pollution this week. Students are familiar with the three main types of pollution: air pollution, water pollution and land pollution. On Tuesday, we explored a common type of water pollution – oil spills! Students worked in teams to make predictions, create a plan, test out different ways to clean the oil from the water and then write about the results. In the end, students realized that using dish soap to separate the water from the oil helped them clean it up much more easily! After seeing how helpful dish soap was in their own experiment, they were able to see how dish soap is used in a real world situation: to clean oil from animals after an oil spill!