Cleaning Oiled Feathers
In this experiment developed by NOAA, students will look at the way oil affects bird feathers and try out different cleanup methods to find out which works best.
CONTEXT FOR USE
- Clean, dry feathers (good places to find feathers are beaches, parks, and pet stores)
- Three bowls
- Vegetable oil
- Dish-washing detergent
- Hot and cold water (the hot water should be about the same temperature you'd use to wash dishes, and not too hot to put your hands in)