|Academic Learning Coach|
There are so many ways the earth changes, both quickly and over time. Sometimes these concepts can be a a bit difficult to grasp when reading only from a textbook source. But if you do an experiment with frosted pastry to see how upward pressure from plant roots can break down the earth’s surface then all of a sudden everything makes sense. Try understanding uplift by experimenting with a Snickers bar. You can even simulate your own earthquake. Do an activity that clearly illustrates geologic time by unrolling a roll of toilet tissue. The photographs are stunning, the graphics illustrative, and the information is excellent. Take a trip through the Grand Canyon, identifying the layers as you go based on the mnemonic provided.
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Valerie Bourbour is a certified educator and past Co-Director of The Academy of Ormond Beach. Ms. Bourbour has experience in online learning platforms and aims for student success.