Modeling Geology: Core Sampling ClassPaq® (EL)

Item No. 175-15305
Explore Relative Age Dating • Mimic real-world geological procedures. • Investigate careers in the geologic sciences. Students are tasked with creating clay geologic models that display stratigraphic layers with embedded “fossils” and “mineral deposits.” During the hands-on building phase of
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Explore Relative Age Dating

• Mimic real-world geological procedures.
• Investigate careers in the geologic sciences.

Students are tasked with creating clay geologic models that display stratigraphic layers with embedded “fossils” and “mineral deposits.” During the hands-on building phase of the strata, students are assigned the roles of chief geologist, sedimentologist, paleontologist, and geologic historian. Students trade models with classmates and a core sampling method is applied to investigate the Earth history of the other group’s model. Then, students extend the application of stratigraphy to a larger landscape, using a model of a mountain and valley, where they compare and discuss the variability of core samples. The activities in this kit may be performed in one or two 45-minute class periods.

Kit includes: clay, corers, the mountain model, beads, cups, and teacher’s guide.
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