IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Engineering Option 03

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Carry out the oil spill project


• Basin/tinfoil roasting tin/container
• Newspaper to protect surfaces
• Oil (a few tea spoons) in container per Patrol
• Optional: feathers or furry balls to symbolize animals, food dye to symbolize chemical pollutants
• Skimming materials: straws/lollypop sticks/plastic strips/spoon/cotton tips
• Soaking materials: cotton wool, paper towels in very small squares (mimic real-life spill), cereal, corn cobs, sponges cut into small squares, fur,
filter paper
• Booms: rolled up strips of cotton/paper, cardboard strips, newspaper
• Dispersant: washing up liquid/liquid soap
• Vocabulary list (See attached file)


Aim of Badge To take on an engineering project – everyone can be an engineer!

This Badge has 4 options of which 4 must be completed
Option 4 has 7 sub sections of which 4 must be completed

1) A large oil spill has just occurred.
2) A Guide engineering team is urgently needed come up with the best solution before the oil reaches the coastline and affects our rivers and animals.”

(See overleaf)
 List of suggested Materials
 The Challenge
 The Method
 Pictures to Aid the Activity
 Vocabulary List
 Extra Challenge:
 Deeper Thinking:
 Some Background Information
 Can You Guess? Random Facts

Engineering Ireland
Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes pages 4


  • Branch Weekend 2018
  • Interest Badge Guide Engineering
  • Oil Spill
  • Project
  • Trefoil News Summer 2018

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