Rocks

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Variety of Minerals

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  • Classroom Activities

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National Park Service (NPS)

Description: 

Students explore a few rocks and minerals of the area. They investigate how sandstone was formed and experiment with erosion to demonstrate how local landforms are the result of sand and rock being removed. Students explore biological soil crust, and search for clues to discover how we use ocks compared to the people who lived here in ancient times.

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Is this tagged to NGSS by the organization?: 

No

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