Monday, March 10, 2014

Exeter-Milligan Update: 8th Grade Science

Science Stuff by Matt Nicholas, E-M Science Instructor

This week in 8th grade Earth Science, we are studying the theory of plate tectonics. Plate Tectonics is a combination of the ideas of continental drift and seafloor spreading. Together these ideas help us understand the processes inside the earth that shape what we see on the map. We will be demonstrating how tectonic plates interact with each other by using graham crackers as crustal plates and frosting as magma. We will be investigating how mountains and volcanoes are formed as well as other geologic features.

 L-R: Janey Erdkamp, Joey Bartu and Patrick Murphy
Below:L-R: Kelsey Bigelow and Hannah Horne

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