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Lava Layering: Making and Mapping a Volcano
In this activity, learners discover how geologists use stratigraphy, the study of layered rock, to understand the sequence of geological events.
AvalancheAdd to list Details
In this geology activity, learners create a model using a mixture of salt and sand inside a CD case. When the case is tilted or inverted, the mixture dramatically sorts into a layered pattern.
The Liquid Rainbow
Learners are challenged to discover the relative densities of colored liquids to create a rainbow pattern in a test tube.
Five-Layer Density ColumnAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners can create five-layer density columns by employing one of three (or all) methods.
If Trash Could TalkAdd to list Details
Ancient trash tells archaeologists a lot about the past. In this activity, learners take a close look inside their trash can and think about the clues it offers about their lives.
Digging Into the Past
This activity (on pages 23-27) lets learners simulate the work of scientists who take core samples of Earth's rocky layers to determine geological history.
Create Your Own Decoupage
In this activity, learners will experiment with textures, shapes, and materials and create their own unique masterpieces.
Edible EarthAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners make a model of the solid Earth's layers that's good enough to eat! Learners use tasty foodstuffs to simulate Earth's inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust.
Earth WalkAdd to list Details
In this hands-on and feet-on excursion, learners take a science walk to visualize the planet's immense size and numerous structures, without the usual scale and ratio dimensions found in most textbook
The Squeeze BoxAdd to list Details
In this geology activity learners build a "squeeze box," which allows them to compress layers of sediment. This is a great way to investigate folding and faulting in the Earth.
Fossil Age Estimation ModelAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 1 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Dinosaurs), learners will model how paleontologists estimate the age of fossil discoveries by extracting “fossil” playing cards from newspa
In this yummy activity about soil (page 9 of PDF), learners will create layers of soil using food. They will learn about the composition and role of each layer.
Finding FossilsAdd to list Details
This activity (located on page 4 of the PDF under GPS: Baby Dinosaurs Activity) is a full inquiry investigation to determine the age of fossils based on where they are discovered.