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    Stuff, Then and Now

    Stuff, Then and Now

    Students contrast today's resource consumption with that of Native Americans and settlers. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

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    The People's Time Line

    The People's Time Line

    Students make a time line showing significant events in the cultural history of Craters of the Moon. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

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    Liquid Rock

    Liquid Rock

    Students learn about the properties of lava by experimenting with liquids having varying gas contents and viscosities. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

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    Hot Spot

    Hot Spot

    Students learn about the Mantle Plume Theory, plate tectonics, and Idaho geography by experimenting with a map of Idaho. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

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    From Core to Crust

    From Core to Crust

    Students act out different parts of the Earth and then build models of the Earth showing its layers. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

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    Deep Time and You

    Deep Time and You

    Students create time lines showing significant events in Earth's history and their own lives. (CLASSROOM ACTIVITY)

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willife and plants at Craters of the Moon

Moonscape?...At first glance the landscape of Craters of the Moon appears to be devoid of life. Look deeper and you will observe a rich diversity of life including more than 750 types of plants and almost 300 animal species (not including insects!). More...