Landforms: Evidence of a Changing Earth

Grade Level: Middle and High School
Science Content Standard: 7.3; Dynamic Earth Processes

Description: Using museum specimens and exhibits, Landforms will explore constructive and destructive geologic forces and the evidence of these activities in Connecticut, including tectonic movement, volcanism, glaciation, erosion and weathering.  With interactive experiences and a seismic monitor that keeps track of new quakes hourly, we bring the concept of a dynamic earth to life.

Photo/Image (left): A relic of the last North American Ice Age glacier that covered Connecticut about 20,000 years ago, this pothole a scoured out circular cavity formed by turbulent floodwaters laden with sand and pebbles that attack the bedrock was found in Fair Haven Heights in New Haven in the 1890s. (Yale Peabody Museum Archives)


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