Geyser Teacher Resources
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Although it requires a little extra preparation the first time you use this geyser demonstration, it can be used repeatedly once it has been constructed. This demonstration is useful in showcasing how heat leads to increased pressure and formation of steam, causing a geyser to erupt.
4th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour
Students take an online virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park. They act as park rangers to research geological features of Yellowstone, locate these features on maps, and describe and define associated geologic terms.
5th - 9th Science 3 Views 19 Downloads
WATER HERE AND THERE
Introduce the topic of water conservation with a little drama. Dressed as snowflakes, hail stones, or rain drops class members dramatize the events in a narration of the water cycle. The series of lessons that follow focus on conservation techniques, hot springs and geysers, ground water, water pollution, and soil types.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts 6 Views 55 Downloads
In this geologist learning exercise, learners identify and collect five geologic specimens that have important uses, giving an example of each. Also, they create a drawing that shows the cause of a volcano, a geyser, or an earthquake. Finally, students describe what a fossil is and how it is used to tell how old a formation is with examples.
3rd - 8th Visual & Performing Arts 12 Views 189 Downloads
Let's Go! Virtual Yellowstone Tour
Students research the geologic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. They locate the main geologic features of Yellowstone on a map of the park. Students write a description of the geologic features to be included on the map for a self-guided tour for park visitors.
4th - 6th Science 3 Views 9 Downloads
Old Faithful Geyser
Such a creative way to teach and engage young mathematicians in learning about ratios! Mathematical calculations can be made, and a time frame can be calculated for the next eruption of Old Faithful (within 10 minutes) based on the duration of the previous eruption.
5th - 7th Math 25 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Designed
LEARN ABOUT INFRARED LIGHT AND INFRARED IMAGING
Young scholars analyze infrared imaging by looking at an image of a familiar geothermal feature, Old Faithful. They recognize the visible light image of the famous geyser, and figure out what the infrared image is showing them.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 3 Downloads
What's Hot in Yellowstone National Park
Students work in small groups to explore temperature as a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the particles in a substance. They examine geysers and geological hotspots and volcanic calderas associated with hot springs.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
Diet Coke and Mentos - Geyser Optimization
Eighth graders optimize the eruption of soda from a soda bottle. In this optimizing the eruption of soda from a soda bottle lesson, 8th graders determine the number of mentos needed to optimize a soda eruption. Students make graphs of their results and discuss the data.
8th Math 3 Views 28 Downloads
Mountains, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Geysers
Students study Utah geography and compare it to other areas of the world. They watch a video and focus their discussion on the formation of geographical features, plate tectonics, geysers, earthquakes, and volcanoes.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 7 Downloads
An acid/base indicator that's made of blended red cabbage and water is used to demonstrate the various reactions that an acid/base solution goes through when some carbon dioxide gas is added. The best way to add the carbon dioxide is to drop a piece of dry ice into the solution.
3 mins 4th - 9th Science 3 Views 1 Download
Make Your Own Lava Lamp
Here is one of the better Spangler episodes. Two young girls perform an experiment that results in the creation of a lava lamp! Water, oil, Alka Seltzer, and food coloring are combined in test tubes to create this effect. There is a lot of chemistry involved in the description, and the girls know their stuff.
4 mins 2nd - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Floating Balls & Flying Toilet Paper
A blow dryer and ping pong balls are all you need to demonstrate the amazing properties of air flow. In this demonstration, Spangler has a three year old boy as his assistant. Together, they make ping pong balls, a beach ball, and a roll of toilet paper do amazing things.
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 4 Views 1 Download
Sulfur Hexafluoride - Deep Voice Gas
In one of the more memorable Spangler episodes, Spangler has a large terrarium filled with sulfur-hexafluoride gas, which is six times heavier than the air we breathe! It has some amazing properties, one of which it doesn't allow electricity to be conducted through it.
3 mins 3rd - 10th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Hydrogen and Oxygen
The thinking, and science, behind hydrogen-powered cars is beautifully demonstrated in this episode. Spangler shows how, by itself, oxygen is not combustible. However, when some hydrogen gas is added, that changes! His assistant scoops us some bubbles that have been created in a soapy solution that has oxygen and nitrogen added to it.
2 mins 6th - 12th Science 4 Views 1 Download
Solid or Liquid? Non-Newtonian Fluid
In this fascinating episode, Mr. Spangler uses cornstarch and water to create a solution known as "non-Newtonian" solution, meaning that the solution doesn't behave in the way that Newton's laws would expect it to. This is one of the better experiments that he has presented in his episodes in that it's very easy to do and the results will get your kids talking excitedly about science.
4 mins 4th - 9th Science 9 Views 3 Downloads