"Isostasy , 1 Modelling the state of """"balance"""" of the Earth's outer layers"

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Link to Resource: https://www.earthlearningidea.com/PDF/205_Isostasy_1.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
11 12
Organization:Earth Learning Idea (ELI)
Summary:This activity can be used as one means of explaining isostasy, in the context of the Earth's structure and its surface relief. Students will model the principle of isostasy with wooden blocks.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-1; HS-ESS2-2; HS-ESS2-3
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Developing and using models
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Stability and change
Subjects: activities; earth; earth science; geology; geoscience; model; physics; plate tectonics
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