Science: Avalanche!

Eighth graders examine avalanches after reading excerpts from John Muir's book, "The Yosemite." In small groups, they conduct experiments with flour, sugar, and potato flakes representing different snow consistencies. Then, 8th graders predict the angle at which each material will slide down a board. Upon completion students record and discuss their experiment results and determine the factors that can trigger avalanches.

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