Stalactites and Stalagmites Laboratory Kit for Earth science and geology is a simple, but elegant hands-on activity that teaches how groundwater enters caves and drips from the ceiling to form these intriguing structures.
What are stalactites and stalagmites and how do they form? This simple, but elegant hands-on activity will teach students how groundwater enters caves and drips from the ceiling to form these intriguing structures. Each student group will have the opportunity to grow their own rapidly developing stalactites and stalagmites. Includes detailed student instructions, detailed background information and Teacher Notes.
Complete for 30 students working in pairs.
Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Science & Engineering Practices
Developing and using models
Disciplinary Core Ideas
MS-ESS2.A: Earth’s Materials and Systems HS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter