Materials List: Drifting Continents

Each class should have:

  • Glass Baking dish (approximately 9" x 13")
  • Approximately 2 cups cool water
  • Balsa wood continents (should be pre-cut by adult)
  • Blue food coloring
  • 4-6 dictionaries or large books
  • Sterno┬« can or small warming candle in a fireproof holder
  • Calculators for each student (for Drifting Continents Math Extension Worksheet)
  • Fire extinguisher (located nearby in the room)
  • Literature book: The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth, by Joanna Cole & Bruce Degen
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