Hawaiian Beach Sands Crime Scene Bio

This lesson allows students to study samples of Hawaiian beach sand and trace them to their volcanic or biological origins. Students begin to think about how the slow processes of weathering and erosion that breakdown and transport material as well as how fast processes like hot molten lava pouring into the ocean shatters to form certain types of sand.

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beach, detective, erosion, experimental procedure, fast processes, hypothesis, inquiry, record sheet, sand, weathering