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A Simple Dynamic Model for Paired Convection Cells and Rifting
In this activity, students investigate convection as it applies to Earth processes. They will assemble a model using a bread pan to view convection in two paired cells. They will also investigate the strengths and weaknesses of the model thay have constructed and answer some questions about what they are seeing.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Lab activity
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Dr. James R. Ebert
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-018
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: James R Ebert
State Univeristy of New York (SUNY) - College at Oneonta

Author: Nancy A Elliott
State Univeristy of New York (SUNY) - College at Oneonta

Author: Laura J Hurteau
No institutional affiliation

Author: Amanda E Schulz
State Univeristy of New York (SUNY) - College at Oneonta

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation