Lessons for Stalagmites And Stalactites

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  • Rocks & More - … . Find and mark active volcanoes on a world map. List the factors and the stages in cave formation. Explain how stalagmites and stalactites are formed … about and see pictures of them at "The Virtual Cave" at http://www.goodearth.com/virtcave.html. Click on "Stalagmites" and "Stalactites." Stalactites are rocks that hang from cave ceilings while stalagmites rise up from the cave floor. * See how stalactites and stalagmites are formed …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-8
  • Lesson Plan 3 - Rhythm - … able to differentiate between similar sounds; understand the meaning of 'stalactites' and 'stalagmites' and how they are formed. Activity Link: After the audio clip … . Look Robbie, here are some stalagmites pushing up from the ?oor of the cave. The stalagmites and stalactites are formed by little drops of … . So very, very gradually, the pointed shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites grow longer and longer. Doesn't my voice sound really funny? It …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Dark and Beautiful Caves - … the ceilings and walls to deposit beautiful calcium carbonate formations called dripstone. Some of the more common dripstone formations include stalactites, stone icicles hanging from the ceiling; stalagmites, stone icicles growing up from the floor; and columns, formed when stalagmites and stalactites meet. Other … waterfalls and formed by flowing water; soda straws, hollow stalactites; and popcorn, a knobby mass of rock. Objectives: Students will: Research how caves, and
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Cave Dwelling - … , flowstone, stalactites, stalagmites, columns, popcorn, soda straws, etc.). Using all available resources, students research and record their findings on cave formations and structure. Students … journal entries, participation in class discussions and partner activities, accurate and detailed dioramas with descriptive keys, and written reflective statements. Vocabulary: siege, sloughs … , "what's the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?" What are the differences between a stalagmite and stalactite? Invent ways to help people like Harry …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Brilliant, Beautiful Bats! - … it would be like to live in a cave. * Make stalagmites with a straw. Mix half a teaspoon of salt with … well-known caves or caverns. Draw pictures of caves with stalagmites and stalactites. * Teacher: Invite students to share any experiences they may have … connections: * Writing and More: Observing People, Places, and Things Students can study and write about bats, bat scientists and bat habitats. * Writing and More: Telling …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-8
  • What are Caves All About? - … a Stalactite- How do cave sculptures form? What is the difference between a stalactite and stalagmite? What does a stalactite look like? What does a stalagmite … Talk- Laminated pictures of stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave formations. Laminated pictures of icicles. Online story titled ?Jenny and Carlos Get Out of the … into groups of 4, and each group will receive a packet of materials?a picture of a stalactite, a stalagmite, and an icicle. 4 …
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-2
  • Nonmetals - … stalactites and stalagmites, and students should write a description of how these features form as well. Students can write their descriptions on index cards and … . These formations are called speleothems. Stalactites are speleothems that hang from the ceiling of the cave. Stalagmites grow up from the floor … popcorn and flowstone. stalactite Definition: A type of cave formation that forms from the ceiling of a cave and hangs down Context: Stalactites look …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Deep Inside a Cavern - … carbonic acid erodes limestone to form caverns filled with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Find out how modern technology makes it possible to find … your box and its lid to resemble the inside of a cave. 5. Using Model Magic and your imagination, form stalactites, stalagmites, and other cave formations. Vary colors of the formations, just like in a real cave. Glue them to the roof and floor …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-8
  • Create a Cave - … forces uplifted these sedimentary rocks from the sea and exposed them to air and the dissolving power of fresh water. Water seeps … form of stalactites, stalagmites and other deposits, know as speleothems. The limestone rock in which Kartchner Caverns formed was faulted and created cracks and fractures which allowed water to seep in and begin the dissolution process. The …
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-5
  • Cave Conscious - … caves, it was subject to permanent damage through unregulated visitation and intentional vandalism. This had been the unfortunate history of many … harmful to caves, discuss why these actions are so destructive, and recommend alternatives that promote stewardship of Kartchner Caverns. CONCEPTS: Kartchner … carefully and notice there are no other footprints, no trash, no writing or painting on the walls, no broken stalagmites or stalactites. This …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-5
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