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Lichen LookingAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity, learners search for lichen, a combination of a fungus and an alga living together. Lichen grow where most other plants cannot, on rocks, the trunks of trees, logs and sand.
Sandy SamplesAdd to list Details
In this collecting/comparing activity, learners work with samples of sand from different places like a lakefront, river, or ocean beach.
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.
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
Sand ActivityAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners observe mixtures of sand samples glued to note cards, and consider how sand can differ in size, shape, and color, and where it comes from.
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.
Match RockAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners try to figure out who has their matching rock type by reading a description of their rock (no talking!).
A Crayon Rock Cycle- MetamorphicAdd to list Details
This is part 2 of the three-part "Crayon Rock Cycle" activity and must be done after part 1: Sedimentary Rocks. In this activity, learners explore how metamorphic rocks form.
A Crayon Rock Cycle - IgneousAdd to list Details
This is part 3 of the three-part "Crayon Rock Cycle" activity. Before starting this section, learners must have completed part 1: sedimentary rock and part 2: metamorphic rocks.
Mass of the EarthAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use basic measurements of the Earth and pieces of rock and iron to estimate the mass of the Earth.
Scram or FreezeAdd to list Details
In this outdoor activity and animal-role-play game, learners discover and uncover the hidden world of "cryptozoa"—organisms such as spiders, salamanders and slugs that live under objects, like rocks a
A Crayon Rock Cycle- SedimentaryAdd to list Details
This is part 1 of the three-part "Crayon Rock Cycle" activity. In this activity, learners explore how sedimentary rocks form.
Teen Moon: Moon Ooze
In this activity, learners model how the Moon's volcanic period reshaped its earlier features.
Sand StudyAdd to list Details
In this geology activity, learners use a microscope to discover and identify the components of sand.
Weathering and ErosionAdd to list Details
In this activity (page 13 of the PDF), learners discover how weathering and erosion change the Earth’s surface.
In this activity, learners will discover how fossils are dug out of the earth by carefully exposing treasures hidden in an artificial rock that is easily made at home.
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.