This activity compares different kinds of candy to the different types of rocks based on direct observation. A great number of geologic processes either take unimaginable lengths of time to complete, or happen in places that cannot be directly observed, such as under the Earth's crust. It is, therefore, necessary for an Earth science teacher to find a connection between students' experiences and the geologic process they are studying to help them better understand that which is often unobservable. One Earth science topic with a tendency to be beyond the reach of direct observation for students is rock formation.
Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2005Stock # ss05_029_02_56Volume 029Issue 02