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Mountains and Valleys: The Geology of the Pioneer Valley


Region: Pioneer Valley
Level: Pre-K - 2, Grade 3 - 5, Grade 6 - 8
Program type: Field Trip;

Description: Discover the stories in the stones around us! The Holyoke Range can tell us much about how the Earth’s crust is shaped. It is a geologically unique area, where we can find evidence of shifting tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciers, and erosion, all in one day’s field trip! Students will learn how fascinating geology can be and how the everyday landscape provides intriguing clues to the past. This trip is based at Skinner State Park and involves some light hiking.
Grade Levels: 4-8
Science & Technology Standards Applicable: Earth Science (Gr.3-5) #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 12

Topics: Geology

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