This activity is the first in a two part sequence designed to increase students' understandings about earthquakes. It will address the following questions: What is an earthquake?; What is the role of a model in science?...
This collection of activities lets students test their knowledge of hundreds of random geologic terms. The activities include games such as hangman (several varieties), flash cards, guessing words or definitions, and...
In this exercise, students investigate the mechanism for the isostatic support of mountains. Introductory materials explain the Archimedes principle (the weight of a floating solid is supported by the weight of the...
This demonstration reinforces the concept that minerals can form even at low temperatures, meaning that these processes can occur at or near Earth's surface. Using 'water glass' (sodium silicate nanahydrate) and any of...
This activity introduces students to the idea that crystals 'grow' (crystallize or precipitate) and that minerals or rocks also form this way, providing a very general idea of the nature of magma (molten material that...
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