K-12 Activity: Make Your Own Landslide!

Fourmile Canyon Creek near Lee Hill Drive in NW Boulder destroyed the road, carrying a van downstream, which created a dam for timber and sediment (photo credit Frederick Blume).

13 Oct 2019

To understand landslides, students use a small-scale model to explore how Earth materials and water on varying slopes result in landslides.

Image: Fourmile Canyon Creek near Lee Hill Drive in NW Boulder destroyed the road, carrying a van downstream, which created a dam for timber and sediment (photo credit Frederick Blume). [Click image to enlarge]

The CZOs have been cooperating with the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) since 2013 to create hands-on learning exercises using CZO data for use in secondary education classrooms. The one-page, double-sided exercises have been included in AGI's Earth Sciences Week packets and sent to 16,000 teachers nationwide.

For 2019's AGI Earth Sciences Week, a new exercise, "Make Your Own Landslide!" has been created by Eric Parrish of UC Boulder and the Boulder Creek CZO. His activitiy is covered in the following documents:

Additional Activity Resources

Additional hands-on exercises are available at the National Education and Outreach K-12 page.


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