For ages 9-13
These classes are inquiry based; hands-on activities and experiments are the core of all classes. The activities and experiments are from ISGS Geo Activities by the Illinois State Geological Survey, funded by a National Science Foundation Grant.
$12/ child members, additional siblings $9/child
$16/ child non-members, additional siblings $13/ child
- Ice on the Rocks: How Glaciers Shape the Land Thursday 1/15/15
Conduct experiments to show the abrasive power of glaciers, and identify landscape features carved by glaciers
- Reading the Earth Thursday 1/29/15
Use geologic maps to interpret Illinois and its geologic history.
- Illinois Minerals Thursday 2/12/15
Identify and map Illinois minerals. Learn how the geology of Illinois determines the location of mineral deposits.
- An Illinois Earthquake Thursday 2/26/15
Use real data to show how the distribution of damage from an earthquake is dependent on regional geology.
- The Great Flood of 1993 Thursday 3/12/15
Identify floodplain features and experiment with geologic controls and impacts of river flooding.
- Levee Construction and Failure Thursday 3/26/15
Experiment with the forces of flooding that weaken levees. Test various earth materials for suitability in levee construction.
- Where Should We Build? Thursday 4/16/15
Experiment with factors affecting the selection of locations for buildings.
- Geologic Materials and Landfills Thursday 4/30/15
Experiment with the 3 major Illinois unconsolidated earth materials, identifying their properties, for landfill sites.
- Society and Geologic Hazards Thursday 5/14/15
Create a simulated model to investigate geologic hazards and discover how society impacts the landscapes