Snow Bank Detectivesby: Audrey C. Rule, Eric A. Olson, and Janet Dehm

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Local professors teamed up with a fourth-grade teacher to show students the similarities and differences between sedimentary rock layers and snow banks. Students observed and drew snow banks and explored the effects of melting and salting on the snow banks.

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  • on Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:39 PM

In Snow Bank Detectives, the authors use snowbanks and icicles that develop every winter due to lake effect snows as a model to explain how sedimentary rocks and stalactites form. I like how the authors describe how they created parallels between the processes and provided a link to more activities that they did.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

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