Teacher Resources and Lesson Plans

Save Our Seas: An oil spill activity designed for students in grades 5-8. new

DROPPS in the Classroom

If you are interested in having a member of the DROPPS Consortium bring real life science to your classroom, please contact us.

UTMSI Summer Science students learning about DROPPS  and drifters

Students participate in the UT Summer Science Program at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, Texas. Students learned about ocean currents and how 'drifters' are used in studying the way oil, marine debris, animals, etc. move with the currents. Pictured above are 5th-8th graders before they deploy their drifters out to sea. Photo credit: Wayne Hall, UTMSI

Well Behaved 3rd thru 4th graders

Pictured above are 3rd-4th graders after they deployed their drifters out to sea in Port Aransas, Texas. Photo credit: Lalitha Asirvadam, UTMSI