One of my favorite classes in college was Geology. This class piqued my interest and changed travel forever. When I’m in a car, I’m always scanning for cool rock formations on the roadside. If I’m not sitting in the window seat on an airplane, I annoy the person who is when I lean over to see how the earth has crinkled, eroded, stretched and so on. It’s fascinating!
In July my family went camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mom and I went on a hike over a large granite rock (mountain?) and found some pools where a creek was trickling through cracks and breaks in the ground. While I was taking video of some huge quartz veins, Mom spotted some strange holes in the floor of the creek. Here is a video I took to share with my son’s 6th grade class.
Pardon my lack of scientific terminology.
What are some ways you could see using this video with students? What questions would you ask?