How Solution Caves Form

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Link to Resource: https://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/making-caves-how-solution-caves-form
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Organization:American Geosciences Institute (AGI); Earth Science Week (ESW); National Park Service (NPS)
Summary:Caves form through a variety of natural processes depending on their local geology and climate. Flowing lava, melting ice, dissolving rock, and crashing waves are the major processes that form these wondrous environments. In this activity, students will observe a model of how the most common type of cave -- solution caves -- form.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; activities; agi; cave; earth science week; elementary school; geology; high school; k-12; k-3; k-4; k-5; k-5 geosource; k-6; k-8; k-9; middle school; national parks; nps; water
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