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Bits and Pieces—Sediment Activity Kit

By: Heather McArdle, Mahopac H.S., Mahopac, NY

Item #: AP6740 

Price: $47.02

This item is temporarily out of stock. The expected available to ship date is 07/26/2024

Bits and Pieces Sediment Laboratory Kit for Earth science and geology is an all-inclusive laboratory kit where you identify and classify sediments of different sizes.

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Have your students become amateur geologists! Flowing water has the power to make constant and dramatic changes to the Earth’s surface. Geologists examine the size, type and location of particles deposited by water to learn more about the history of a landscape. In this all-inclusive exploratory kit, students will identify and classify sediments of different sizes. The sizes of the sediments will be measured and averaged to obtain a deeper knowledge of each type of sediment. A great activity to strengthen measurement skills and introduce sediments. Includes reproducible student handouts, complete teacher notes and all chemicals and consumable supplies needed to perform the lab.

Complete for 30 students working in pairs.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Particle size a, large pebbles, bag/10
Particle size b, small pebbles, 500 g
Particle size c, coarse-grained sand
Particle size d, small cobbles, 10
Particle size e, fine-grained sand, 500 g
Particle size f, mixed sizes, 750 g

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Constructing explanations and designing solutions

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems
MS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes
MS-ESS3.A: Natural Resources
HS-ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity
Structure and function

Performance Expectations

MS-LS3-1: Develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.
HS-LS1-1: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
HS-LS3-1: Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.