How Boulders Are Born

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Want your class to rock? Then try this boulder activity. Pupils learn about a specific boulder field and use edible materials to demonstrate the geological processes that formed this unique feature. Weathering, erosion, and mass wasting are all included topics.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in a rock polisher and have students observe how it works
  • Compare the rock polishing process to the processes covered in this lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any potential food allergies
  • Prepare gelatin ahead of class time
Pros

  • Extension ideas make cross-curricular connections
  • Links to informative and interactive websites are included
Cons

  • Does not include diagrams
Common Core