What Lies Beneath?
In this activity, students will build a model to show several layers of different rock types. They will then use simple tools to sample the layers and create a cross-sectional map of the subsurface layers.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of the different layers that make up Earth's crust.
- An exploration of rock and soil types.
- An exploration of creating maps for various purposes.
Students will gain an understanding of the ways subsurface layers of Earth's crust can vary, and they will develop a method for mapping these subsurface layers.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 5
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