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Are you looking for better ways to integrate Siemens Science Day activities into your teaching? Access the Monthly Theme page to find relevant, interactive activities. Each month's theme is archived.
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.
In this activity, students will create a model of a sloped hillside using sand, and then they will simulate conditions that can cause a landslide to occur.
Students will use provided materials to develop a structure that will withstand movement in Earth. A teacher will shake a table at a controlled rate for a specified timeframe. This will model a quick event on Earth compared to slower changes in Earth, such as the formation of the Grand Canyon. Students will use a rubric to evaluate different structure models.
In this activity, students will work with a model that shows several layers of different rock types. They will then use simple tools to sample the layers and take a simple core sample from the model.
Students will examine how the Earth's land surface is affected by water in its different forms. They will describe how structures such as dams help to protect the Earth's surface. They will compare how dams made of different materials can vary in their function and effectiveness.
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Level of Difficulty Scale Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.