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Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Earth Science, Space Science, Planet Earth, Geology, Solar System and Planets


Lesson Plans / Activities

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.