1. The educator will engage the students in what geology is.
2. They will then discuss how rocks are formed and show samples.
3. Next there will be a discussion of processes that change the earth suddenly and unexpectedly.
4. The educator will demonstrate the flow of sediment with a stream table.
5. Next the educator will lead the students through constructing their mini volcanes and gem cards.
6. If time allows, we will take questions.
- explore the processes that from the ever changing Earth landscape
- compare the different types of rock and understand how they are formed
- develop an understanding of how erosion, volcanoes, weather, earthquakes, and plate tectonics affect earth topography
- explore the movement of and settling of sediment in a running stream of water
ESS1C 3-5 -- The history of planet Earth
ESS1C 6-8 -- The history of planet Earth
ESS1C K-2 -- The history of planet Earth
ESS2A 3-5 -- Earth materials and systems
ESS2A 6-8 -- Earth materials and systems
ESS2A K-2 -- Earth materials and systems
ESS2B 6-8 -- Plate tectonics and large-scale system interactions
ESS2C 6-8 -- The roles of water in Earth's surface processes
New York State
NGSS Learning Standards