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Cookie Subduction


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Cookie Subduction

This is a quick activity that shows how large amounts of rock and sediment are added to the edge of continents during subduction. You may ask, how can such a huge phenomenon be demonstrated quickly and cheaply? The answer is simple: with a cookie!

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 8 - 18

Resource Types:
Activity, Demonstration

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • cream centered cookie (e.g. Oreo, Hydrox)

Subjects


  • Earth and Space Science
    • Earth Processes
      • Volcanoes and Plate Tectonics
    • Earth's History
      • Geologic Time

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Nature and Environment

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Exploratorium,

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