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Geology School Programs at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

GEOLOGY PROGRAMS at GARVIES POINT MUSEUM




At the stream table

G-4 STREAM EROSION AND GARVIES POINT GEOLOGY (4-8), (9-12)

An exciting stream table demonstration is used to compare and contrast a "youthful" stream with an "old age" stream and to illustrate the formation of sedimentary rocks. Students will be able to examine sedimentary rocks, sedimentary features such as  concretions ("Indian paint pots") and Cretaceous fossils. A trip will be made to the beach area of the preserve to see some of the erosional and depositional processes shown on the stream table.



       
G-5 GEOLOGY OF LONG ISLAND (4-8), (9-12)


A slide-illustrated lesson using museum dioramas to show the geologic events which shaped Long Island's land features. Events prior to, during and following glaciation are detailed. Slides are arranged in to a "field trip around Long Island". The north and south shores are compared.




G-6 INVESTIGATING MINERALS (4-8)

This is a hands-on laboratory experience where, after an introductory lesson, students work with known samples of rock-forming and metal-bearing minerals (ores) to see how scientists identify minerals. Students record their observations of mineral color, streak, luster, hardness, cleavage or fracture, and special properties.





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