Students examine different soils and rocks and explore how these are affected by water. Students observe how water flows through different materials, then measure and record slope angles for wet and dry materials.
This program takes place in the Watershed Lab in the Earth Science Exhibit Hall. Combine this program with a field trip to the museum.
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Structure and Function:
Identify properties, uses, and availability of Earth materials.
Describe physical and chemical properties of matter and how they can be measured.
Interaction and Change:
Compare and contrast the changes in the surface of Earth that are due to slow and rapid processes.
Explain how landforms change over time at various rates in terms of constructive and destructive forces.
Use the data collected from a scientific investigation to explain the results and draw conclusions.
Summarize the results from a scientific investigation and use the results to respond to the question being tested.
Identify patterns in data that support a reasonable explanation for the results of an investigation or experiment and communicate findings using graphs, charts, maps, models, and oral and written reports.
Organize and display relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions.
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of an investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error.
Organize, display, and analyze relevant data, construct an evidence-based explanation of the results of a scientific investigation, and communicate the conclusions including possible sources of error. Suggest new investigations based on analysis of results.