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Cake Batter Lava
Grade Level: 6-8
Lesson Time: Less Than 30 Minutes
Body: Venus, Earth, Mars
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey (Mars), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (Mars), Venus Express (Venus)

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Short Description: To understand some of the geological processes and the structures that form as lava flows across planetary landscapes by using cake batter as an analog for lava.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS2: Earth's Systems

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Practices:

  • 4-Analyzing and interpreting data

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Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 3-Scale, proportion and quantity

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Credit: Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium


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Last Updated: 19 Aug 2014