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Digging Into the Past

Digging Into the Past

This activity (on pages 23-27) lets learners simulate the work of scientists who take core samples of Earth's rocky layers to determine geological history. Learners create a model of Earth's geological history with different colors of sugar layered into a cup, and take core samples of the sugar layers (strata) with a straw.


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