Graded Bedding Classroom Activity

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Link to Resource: https://education.usgs.gov/lessons/bedding.pdf
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:pdf
Organization:United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Summary:This activity introduces students to the concept of sorting materials in different mediums and the sedimentary feature called graded bedding. Students will discover that water is a good medium to separate and sort particles, and that particles behave differently in water than in air.
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 3
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.A; ESS2.C
NGSS Performance Expectations:HS-ESS2-5; MS-ESS2-1; MS-ESS2-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Scale, proportion, and quantity; Stability and change; Structure and function
Subjects: geology; rocks; soils
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