Banana Benders

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Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
6 7 8
Organization:Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Summary:Rocks can be folded into many shapes and can be broken by faulting. These fold and fault structures can be seen in mountain ranges, cliffs and even in small hand specimens. Try using bananas to see how these structures may be formed.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 4
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity
Subjects: activities; education; geology
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