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Lava Layering

The Planetary Geology Group at Arizona State University developed this online activity to teach elementary and middle school students "the stratigraphy (layers) of lava flows produced by multiple eruptions" on the moon. The first part of the website provides teachers with background information about the layers of basaltic lava flows that cover about sixteen percent of the Moon as well as how to prepare for the activity and what to expect. Visitors can use the second part of the website as an instruction sheet for the students. The website describes how users can examine the patterns of lava flows on the moon with the help of four simple ingredients: baking soda, vinegar, food coloring, and paper cups. The questions provided at the end will help students understand the process that is taking place in their experiments.
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Date of Scout Publication
November 26th, 2003
Date Of Record Creation
December 12th, 2003 at 1:28pm
Date Of Record Release
December 12th, 2003 at 1:28pm
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