3. Layers Upon Layers - Getting Ready

Getting Ready

  • Create a set of sediments for teams of 4-6 students to share. Each set should contain a 16-20 oz cup full of each sediment sample with a spoon in each cup. For easier clean up and transportation, place each set of cups on a cafeteria tray.
  • Set out additional cups
  • Build a squeeze box. With a 2 by 4, some sheets of Plexiglas, a section of PVC pipe, and a few hours, you can build a great squeeze box to model how geologic  forces deform sedimentary layers. See Sources.