The Shadow Zone

Jeffrey Barker, Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies, Binghamton University

This is a demonstration of the Core Shadow Zone of the Earth. Using a clear or translucent half-sphere held in front of a light source, the refracting properties of the core and how it generates the shadow zone on the surface are illustrated.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Seismology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:Demonstration
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)
Topics: Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics