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Stressful Situations
In this activity, students simulate deformational effects on Earth's crust using peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. These common sandwich components are used to model geologic features such as synclines, anticlines, and monoclines, and to demonstrate the effects of stresses and strains.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
Lesson requires Microsoft Word
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2005, Robert M. DeMarco.
DLESE Catalog ID: NYIC-000-000-000-021
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Robert M DeMarco
Arlington High School

Contact: Steve Kluge
No institutional affiliation