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Zooming In: A Geologic Case Study of Kaikoura Peninsula

Grade Level Grades 6-8
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This lesson was created by me, a geology student at the University of Canterbury, specifically for New Zealand students. It includes a discussion of peninsula formation, uplift, erosion, as well as an activity where pupils model these concepts with play doh. Microscopy is also discussed, as well as professional geologic mapping. Fossils are a main focus of this lesson, as well as how peninsulas all over the world are similar and different in their formation. Photos from my field work all over New Zealand are included, and learning goals are rpesented early and checked off throughout the lesson. This plan involves group work and constant engagement with the teacher through questions and answers. 

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