Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Arches, Hoodoos, and other strange rock formations

Before we went to Goblin Valley, we talked about some of the unique geologic features in Southern Utah. It's fascinating how the right conditions came together to produce these amazing formations! You can read more about how arches are formed here, about the Bryce Canyon hoodoos here and here, about the San Rafael Swell here, about slot canyons here, and about Goblin Valley here. And those are only a few of the interesting places nearby!

Then, we made a "sand clay" similar to this one (I didn't use alum in mine) and the children formed their own rock features. They loved doing this.

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