Friday, August 3, 2018

Caves Unit: Day 10

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

Day 10:  Section 13
Caves of the World - Pg 36 - 37

1.  Read Section 12B, pg 36 -37.

Discussion Question:
  • Which of these caves would you most like to visit?  Why?    
(You might use your child's answers to pick which cave to do extra activities and research on below).  


1.  Do page 16-18 of the Junior Cavers Workbook (about Fossils and Archaeology)

2.   Do an ancient cave art activtiy.   Several are listed below.  (You may want to watch a related video on an ancient cave before doing these activities.   See suggestions in the VIDEOS section further down on this post.)

Lascaux Cave (France):
Cave of Hands (Argentina)
Various Caves
  • Make petroglyphs (rock carvings) on plaster or real rock or sand play dough.  Ancient petroglyphs have been found in various caves.
  • Learn about and make your own prehistoric pigments.  These could be used in several of the cave activities above in stead of the materials used.  But as these materials may not be suited for paper I suggest trying them out on real stone.   
  • Make cave art book, drawing various types of art examples from various ancient caves.


Ancient Cave Art Video by TedEd (360 - which means you can scroll around in it while watching)

Lascaux Cave in France (Cave Drawings)

Other Spectacular Caves:
-- Waitomo Caves in New Zealand (glowworms)
-- Friesenhahn Cave in San Antonio, Texas (filled with Fossils)
-- Crystal Cave (show video and article)

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