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By GeoBlox
An oasis forms when precipitation falling in the recharge zone seeps into the ground where porous and permeable rocks are found at the surface. This groundwater may travel many miles through the aquifer and resurface where the porous layer is exposed. When this occurs in a desert region an oasis may...
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By GeoBlox
This is a color version of a composite cone (stratovolcano) paper model.
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By GeoBlox
This is a black and white version of a composite cone (stratovolcano) paper model.
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By GeoBlox
Jones Spring is located in the bed of the intermittent stream Walnut Creek. Walnut Creek is also a disappearing stream. Water flows down along the Hensell Sand Member in the bed of Walnut Creek until it reaches the contact with the Cow Creek Limestone. This limestone is a coquina that formed from...
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This activity can be used in any science or geography lesson about the processes and products of the sedimentary rock cycle.
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Using a stress ball, needle and thread, and a small magnet, students can craft their own magnetic Earth.
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Earthquakes create seismic waves that travel through the Earth. By analyzing these seismic waves, seismologists can explore the Earth's deep interior.
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An earthquake causes different types of energy to radiate from the epicenter. The P and S waves are the first two to arrive at any specific point. P and S waves have different motions and shake the earth differently as they travel through it. In this activity, students demonstrate the motions of S...
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This activity allows students to construct a small-scale model of liquefaction, a hazard associated with strong-magnitude earthquakes. The sand, water, and ping pong ball(s) represent the composites of soil: sediment, water, and air, respectively. The shaking, representative of seismic waves, will...
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This activity has students making a topographic model out of salad trays. Students copy maps onto the trays and add different topographic features. When put together, the trays show a complete topographic map.
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Download an English pdf version of a rock chart.
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This lesson from the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy can be adapted for all grades levels K-12 and provides instructions for building a solar oven from a pizza box and other inexpensive materials. The oven will not generate enough heat to bake something, but it will become hot...
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Students will determine that some minerals, rocks, and other materials are naturally magnetic.
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Sandy soils allow water through easily and clay soils do not. Garderners usually prefer loam soils. For a farmer or gardener, it is important to know the soil type so that it can be managed properly and crop production increased. This activity can be used in any lesson about the environment, rocks...
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Make learning the rock cycle easy with these finger movements.
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A simple key for identifying clouds.
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The Evening Sky Map is a 2-page monthly guide to the night sky suitable for all sky watchers including newcomers to astronomy. Designed to print clearly on all printers, The Evening Sky Map is ready-to-use and will help you to: identify planets, stars, and major constellations; find sparkling star...
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Students gain a better perspective on the relationship between the size and distance of the Moon by creating a scale model. Students will predict and measure the size of the Moon relative to the Earth's diameter, and predict and measure the distance of the Moon relative to a scale model of the Earth...
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This activity is designed to show stdents the relationship between ocean tides and the lunar movements. It uses the tide data for Boston Harbor to show these relationships, but data from other sites can also be used.
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Using the view of the local area, students use the local landscape features as evidence for underlying geology.
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