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  1.   Rocks & More
...* * * * * * * * * * IBM Corporation Page 1 * * * * * * * Describe the changes made by the eruption of Mount St. Helens. Write a volcano story based on a virtual trip to a volcanic area. 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. Create a classroom cave complete with cave paintings. Define these terms: rocks, minerals, crystals, topsoil, humus, geologist, archeologist, fossil, volcano, cave, stalagmite, stalactite. Duration: Three to four weeks, 1½ to 2 hours each day. Instructional strategy: Students should work in pairs or sm...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  2.   Deep Inside a Cavern
Deep Inside a Cavern How do stalactites and stalagmites grow hundreds of feet inside the Earth? Explore an original cave, constructed inside a box. 1. Caving is an adventure for spelunkers who explore caverns around the world! Research how subterranean caves were formed. Youa ll find that rainwater containing carbonic acid erodes limestone to form caverns filled with be...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  3.   Types of Speleothems
...e drop forming a ring before the drop falls. As drop after drop continues to enter the cave at the same point, the water will then travel through the rings deposited before them, building ring upon ring at the end of the last one. Over time, the result is a thin, hollow tube that resembles a straw. Stalactite - When a soda straw is forming, the solution will also deposit calcite along the inside of the tube as it travels through it. Eventually, the straw will become solid. At that point, as the solution continues to want to enter the cave at the same point, it is forced to the side of the tube, then runs down the outside. Over time, the...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  4.   Lesson Plan 3 - Rhythm
...ing Robbie and Curly and tell the children they have travelled to County Fermanagh to visit the Marble Arch Caves. Listening Activity 1 - Sound Clip 3 Overview of Activity: 2'55 Expected Learning Outcomes Helps to set the scene for the website 'Rhythm' unit. We are given an explanation of how 'stalactites and stalagmites' are formed. Examples of distorted cave sounds can be heard. This After listening to the clip children will be able to: leads on to discussion about how sound travels. * compare environmental sounds; * understand how sound travels in waves; * ?nd out how an echo is formed; * be able to differentiate between similar...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  5.   Minerals and Manners
...n, and a spokesperson. 2. Prepare boxes or trays with the ingredients for experiment. Make sure there is room to set aside each of the group's experiments for several days. 3. Explain that speleothems are cave formations. Speleothems differ in shape and colors. The most common known speleothems are stalactites, which hang from the ceiling, and the ones that grow from the floor are stalagmites. Speleothems are formed when water carrying tiny bits of dissolved rock enter an open space in a cave. When the water evaporates, the dissolved rock begins to solidify. The speleothems in Kartchner Caverns are beautiful because the cave has remaine...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  6.   Create a Cave
...ble, or the introduction of outside air in the cave system by wearing away of the surface. As outside air enters the cave system, the water quickly becomes supersaturated with calcite, ending the dissolving process. This change usually marks the beginning of the deposition of calcite in the 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 water drains slowly downward and sideways towards a drainage point. As the water dissolved the limestone along...
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    Grade Level: K-5

  7.   Cave Conscious
...CARDS 1. You and a friend have found a sink hole which leads into a dark crevice. You decide to explore the hole and find yourselves in a big room with beautiful formations. You look around carefully and notice there are no other footprints, no trash, no writing or painting on the walls, no broken stalagmites or stalactites. This cave has probably never been explored by humans. Would you: * Tell the authorities about the cave, for examples the local sheriff or Forest Service or the caving club. * Cover it up and never go back. * Put a gate on the cave. * Keep it a secret and hope nobody else finds it. * Break off some speleothems. Retu...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  8.   Brilliant, Beautiful Bats!
...pes of caves such as sea caves, lava tubes and rock caves formed by erosion. * Read One Small Square Cave by Donald M. Silver. * Read Cave Life by Christiane Gunzy. * Compare bats with other animals or insects that live in caves. * Write a story about what it would be like to live in a cave. * Make stalagmites with a straw. Mix half a teaspoon of salt with one cup of water. Stir to dissolve. This is an example of how rainwater dissolves calcite. Take turns drawing a bit of the mixture into a drinking straw. Put a finger over one end to hold the mixture in and let several drops drip into a small dish. Let the water evaporate and observe...
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    Grade Level: 3-8

  9.   Make Your Own Stalactite
...Science + Social Studies + Technology Proven Practices + Elementary school + Middle school + High school + Nomination form Jobs / Careers + Applicant login + District login + Job search + Employment links CURRICULUM TECHNOLOGY MO TEACHING JOBS Great Teaching Ideas lesson & unit viewer Make Your Own Stalactite published on: 10/10/2005 Contributing Teacher(s): LeAnn Kramer Subject Area: Science/Earth Grade Range: Upper Elementary (4-5) Materials Needed: Epsom salts (or other bath salts) Warm water 600 ml beaker Yarn or string 2 jelly jars Disposable aluminum cake pan Cardboard square 3 x 3 Objective: Students will identify water as a solv...
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    Grade Level: 3-5

  10.   Stalactites and Stalagmites
Publication No. 10387 Stalactites and Stalagmites Introduction Have you ever been in a cave and seen formations growing from the ceiling and floor? In this activity, students will learn how stalactites and stalagmites are formed. Science Concepts * Stalactites * Stalagmites * Crystallization Materials Magnesium sulfate, MgSO4 7 H2O, approx. 130 g Water, 250 mL E...
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    Grade Level: 9-12


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