Starting with a presentation, pupils learn about how sedimentary rocks form. They then create their own sedimentation bottle to observe the process.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Complete the activity with various materials
  • Instead of vigorously shaking, see what happens if you gently roll it only one or two times
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity suggests that class members write their names on the bottle cap, but writing it in permanent marker on the top of the bottle would be easier

  • Provides a lesson sequence with time estimations

  • Contains a few grammatical errors
Common Core