156 Earth Science Labs

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Rock And Mineral Identification
To investigate the properties and characteristics by which rocks and minerals are identified, and to distinguish the difference between them.

Rock And Mineral Identification
I want you to examine rocks and minerals to see if you can detect similarities or maybe differences. I want you to observe the rocks and minerals and then make some inferences about the presence of minerals in rocks.

Topographic Features Of The Taku Glacier Region
The amount of snow and ice added to a glacier is called accumulation and causes the glacier to advance. The amount lost due to melting is called ablation that causes the glacier to retreat up the hill.

Sedimentary Rock Identification
Using your senses and the Scheme for Sedimentary Rock Identification, you will be able to first classify and identify the rocks and their environments of formation.

The Rock Cycle
In the following activity, you will observe the transformations that occur as rocks change form.

The Rock Cycle
In this activity, you will "experience" the rock cycle, and develop estimates of the time required to advance from one stage to the next. How to make the dice for the lab. To get the dice template, search "rock cycle dice".

Rock Cycle Dice
How to make the dice for the lab.

Weather Wizardry Of WESR
This project has the students pretend to be television meteorologists as they develop and present their own 2-day weekend weather forecasts to the class. You can use any oral presentation rubric to grade the presentation itself.

Weather Patterns Analysis Lab
This lab was designed for students to use the Internet to gather and graph meteorological data using Microsoft Excel. It utilizes data posted to the net by our school's weather station and by the National Weather Service.

Angular Diameter Of The Sun
When we think of size, we usually think of units such as meters or liters. But we can measure the apparent size of an object in in degrees of angle. The diagram above shows that the apparent size of the moon is about half the apparent size of a dime held