Geology Layer Cake Scenario

SMALLab - Geology Layer Cake

Students display comprehension of superposition and the different environmental forces that shape the evolution of the Earth’s strata.  Working in a game-like fashion, they take turns creating depositional environments, depositing appropriate sediment layers, inserting a fossil record, and generating earthquakes under a time constraint.

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SMALLab Learning was founded in 2010 with the mission of advancing embodied learning in schools and museums.  Our work builds from years of research by an interdisciplinary team of dedicated faculty and graduate students at Arizona State University’s School of Arts, Media and Engineering.  For more information, please visit the About Us page.