HS Earth Science Students Model Weathering Effects

High school students in the earth science inclusion classes of Michelle Astromovich and Dylan Duprez recently investigated and modeled physical weathering effects on substrates.

“In the real world, that substrate would be rocks, and those effects would be wind and water, but in the classroom, it's sugar cubes for substrate, pipettes of water for rain and beakers for pressure,” explained David Knuffke, Deer Park’s curriculum associate for science and technology. “This is a cool example of how we can model real-world processes that happen on time-scales that are just too long for us to see.”