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What's Cooking in Geology? Food Analogies and Demonstrations to Connect Geology with Everyday Experiences

By Larry Lemke, Annia Fayon, Cristina de Campos, and Rebecca Boger

Topic: Numerous Connection Areas:
Course Type:intro upper level

Description

Instructors demonstrate or draw analogies between the behavior of common food items utilized in cooking to illustrate the behavior of Earth materials.

Examples:

Structural Geology


Magma Dynamics


Viscosity and Volcanic Eruption Style


Oil Spills


Plate Tectonics


Glacial Motion

Goals

Student understanding and retention of the geologic concept will be enhanced.

Assessment

References

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/teacher_resources/snack_tect_overheads.html


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