This week in science we were reading about two interesting topics, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the natural phenomena of red tide. Each student wrote a paper comparing and contrasting the two.
Red tides and oil spills are alike in many ways. They both are hard to clean. Another reason why is they can make people sick. They can hurt and kill people. The oil spill and the red tide hurt a lot of animals, that is why they closed the oceans and beaches, so people won't get hurt. The oil spill and the red tide both spread very easy.
Oil spills and red tides are different in many ways. The oil spill is thick and brown. The red tide is algae and is different colors. Red tide is a natural disaster. The oil spill is a human caused disaster.
~ by Aricca
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