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Lava Layering

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators
Grade Levels: 4-12
Publication Year: 1997
Product Number: EG-1997-10-116-HQ
Subjects: Earth Science, General Science, Space Science

Students can learn how geologists use stratigraphy, the study of layered rock, to understand the sequence of geological events. As students watch baking soda-vinegar "lava" flow from their clay volcanoes, they will see that the lava follows different paths. They will also learn how to distinguish between older and newer layered flows.

Lava Layering Activity [82KB PDF file]

This activity is part of the Exploring the Moon Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: January 2nd, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild