Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains (2018)

  • Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains
  • Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains
  • Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains
NISE Network product
Description

"Exploring Earth: Paper Mountains" lets participants explore the way the shape of the land and the pull of gravity influence how water moves over Earth. By making unique mountain models from crumpled paper and watching how water moves across them, participants can act as Earth scientists, using their observations to make predictions about the future of our planet.

Audience

Objectives

Learning Goals

• Earth is a constantly changing and dynamic system.

• The shape of the land and the pull of gravity both influence how water moves over Earth.

• NASA scientists use observations to make predictions about the future of our planet.

Credits

Funding

This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Owning institution

The Science Museum of Minnesota

Development Process

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.