This activity addresses the following US Educational Standards:

Learning Objectives:

Students will be able to

Next Generation Science Standards:

4th Grade:

5th Grade:

Middle School:

High School:

National Science Education Standards

Earth and Space Standards

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives

Geography for Life: The National Geography Standards

Essential Element 1: The World in Spatial Terms

Essential Element 5: Environment and Society

Mathematical Standards

Numbers and Operations

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems


Use visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve problems