Authentic Project Idea – Caverns and Caves

Cavern

Caverns and caves. What secrets do they hold? What are the most famous caverns and caves?  Why?  Where are they located? What is the difference between a cavern and a cave?  How do they form? How long do they take to form?  Are they still forming/changing?  What is the difference between a stalactite and a stalagmite? How do they form?  How long do they take to form?  What is a spelunker?

Lots of research…lots of directions this could go as an authentic project.  You may end up with student created stalactites and stalagmites, a student created cavern… or a student written novel about a lost treasure found in a cave…

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