Plate tectonics, puzzles, and fault lines topics for February Saturday Club
The February edition of the Tate Geological Museum’s popular Saturday Club will look at “Plate Tectonics” on Saturday, Feb. 3, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Taught by Russell Hawley, education specialist, club attendees will see “ … how early geologists figured out the structure of our planet and learned about the molten core at the center of the earth,” said Hawley. Attendees will also construct Pangaea puzzles to see if the theory of continental drift can explain why similar dinosaur species can be found on continents now separated by vast oceans.
Students are then in for a tasty treat as Halley will show them how to construct their own models of fault lines using cookies and graham crackers to simulate the rocky crust and chocolate frosting to simulate the magma deep underground. “When we finish that project, everyone will be able to eat the teaching materials,” said Hawley.
Saturday Club is free and open to children ages 7-14. The Tate Geological Museum is located on the southern end of the Casper College campus; look for the life-sized T.rex bronze near the Tate or call the museum at 307-268-2447.
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