2nd grade children learnt about how oil spills pollute and affect the life of birds and animals as a part of their science lesson Living Things in their Environment. To relate to what they had learnt a bird feather was soaked in a mix of oil and water for a few minutes. The feather taken out of oil was sticky and unable to move around freely. This feather was washed with soap and water and allowed to dry overnight. The next morning the children found the feather dry and free to flit around, just like the bird from which it had come would have done….