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Earth's Changing Surface

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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How do scientists know about things that lived so long ago? This program introduces geologic time and the methods paleontologist use to determine the age of fossils.

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By Request: $175.00


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


1. Introduction using Science on a Sphere
2. Convergent, Divergent, Transform Plate Boundary activity
3. Science on a Sphere demonstration
4. Mountain Building activity
5. Science on a Sphere demonstration
6. Volcano activity
7. Science on a Sphere conclusion


• Explore what the theory of plate tectonics
• Identify the 3 boundaries and how they interact
• Discover how Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Mountains are made.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Subject: Science
Grade: 4
Standard connection: Heat and electricity are forms of energy that can be transferred from one location to another. Matter has properties that allow the transfer of heat and electricity. Heating and cooling affect the weather of earth’s surface and Earth’s past environments. The processes that shape Earth’s surface and the fossil evidence found can help decode Earth’s History.
Strand: Earth and Space Science
Topic: Earth’s Surface
Select Content Statement: Earth’s surface has specific characteristics and landforms that can be identified.
The surface of Earth changes due to weathering.
The surface of Earth changes due to erosion and deposition.
Subject: Science
Grade: 8
Standard connection: Systems can be described and understood by analysis of the interaction of their components. Energy, forces and motion combine to change the physical features of the Earth. The changes of the physical Earth and the species that have lived on Earth are found in the rock record. For species to continue, reproduction must be successful.
Strand: Earth and Space Science
Topic: Physical Earth
Content Statement: Subject: Science
Grade: 4
Standard connection: The composition and properties of the Earth’s interior are identified by the behavior of seismic waves. Earth’s crust consist of major and minor tectonic plates that move relative to each other. A combination of constructive and destructive geologic processes formed Earth’s surface.