Looking for ways to teach geology to your students? We’ve developed the following lesson plans to assist (more to come).
Create your own groundwater model in a plastic shoebox
Help students learn firsthand about the connection between surface water and groundwater. Using a plastic shoebox, sand, and a turkey baster, students will see how water enters and moves through an aquifer.
Getting hit by a meteorite—what are the odds?
Using a model to understand the scientific method
Using a beach ball globe, a piece of paper, and a calculator, students gather data on the likelihood of getting hit by a meteorite. This lesson plan helps students understand the scientific method by creating and using a model, formulating a hypothesis, collecting data, and testing predictions.