Earth Science: Plate Movement, Earthquakes

We looked a bit more closely at what happens at fault lines where slight shifts in the crust cause earthquakes.

First the kids all made their own layered crust. ED especially enjoyed this!
earth-layers-hands-on-earthscienceThen we placed an index card in a larger container and created layers on both sides of the paper.

plate-movement-earth-science-activityWe moved the index card back and forth and watched as the grains of rice shifted and moved.

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earth-movement-sedimentary-layersThe kids really found it fascinating to see how much the rice shifted around. Of course, as you can imagine, the earthquakes became a bit violent as they moved the index card back and forth. We had to reinsert the card a couple of times.

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2 Responses

  1. Wonderful idea to use the rice! Kerri

  2. Wonderful idea to use the rice! Kerri

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