Building Stone of the United States: The NIST Test Wall

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Link to Resource: https://www.nist.gov/el/materials-and-structural-systems-division-73100/nist-stone-wall
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Summary:The stone test wall was constructed to study the performance of stone subjected to weathering. It contains 2352 individual samples of stone, of which 2032 are domestic stone from 47 states, and 320 are stones from 16 foreign countries. Over 30 distinct types of stones are represented, some of which are not commonly used for building purposes. There are many varieties of the common types used in building, such as marble, limestone, sandstone, and granite.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Stability and change
Subjects: erosion; rocks
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