Rock layers

Today we did a hands on demonstration modeling the layers of rocks in the Earth.  We connected these layers in small cups in the room to layers that people travel far and wide to see.  To do this we visited a website, Gigapan which has super high resolution pictures that you can amazingly zoom into and pan across.

Grand Canyon

Bryce Canyon

Zion National Park

GCSE Science rock layer visualization

We also passed around a jar of ash from the eruption of Mt. St. Helens.  Here is some more information about this dramatic even in US Geological history:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s