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Karst Topography: Teacher's Guide to Accompany Black and White and Color Paper Models DLESE Reviewed Collection
Using paper patterns, students are able to construct a model that depicts Karst topography, including typical features such as caves, limestone bedrock, sink holes, and springs. The accompanying Teachers Guide provides extensive background information about the dissolutional processes that form caves. Information is also provided about unique animals found in caves and the importance of understanding Karst topography in city planning and water resource issues.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
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DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-001
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Evidence, models, and explanation
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Tau Rho Alpha
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Author: John P. Galloway
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Author: John C. Tinsley
United States Geological Survey (USGS)