Friday, August 3, 2018

Cave Unit: Day 9

This is part one of a Caves Unit Study intended to be done before (or after) visiting Inner Space Caverns or another cave.  

Day 9:  Section 12
The Cave Makers:  Pg 34 - 35

1.  Read section 12A, Pg 34-35.   

2.  Watch this brief illustration of how caves are formed (and follow up by this brief animation.


Explain what the pictures on pg 34 and 35 show (ie, retell how caves are formed without reading the info.)


1.  Do cave in a cup activity.

2.  Do one or both of the two experiments in the "Pre-Visit Acivity #1: Limestone" at the 5th Grade Teacher's Guide at Inner Space Caverns.  Though designed for 5th graders touring Inner Space Cvarens, you could do these with younger children as well.  The experiments are very visual...and the textual info could be altered easily for younger kids.  For these experiments you will need to following materials:
  • Experiment One:  Sea shells, vinegar, a clear glass
  • Experiment Two:  Chalk, vinegar, a clear glass.

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