Mission 1 - Wayward Water! – Explore the Hydrosphere

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Let's start by investigating the falls. What do we see in the scene? There is water flowing over the falls; rocks, plants and air.

As the creek plunges over the 77 foot tall waterfall, look at the rocks nearby. Do they look unusual?

The video describes the rocks near the falls in two ways - either they are full of holes, or are wavy banded rocks. Yet both only appear near the water. How can that be? We need to investigate further!


Once you are done with the investigation, proceed on to "Next Lesson" for the conclusion.

Limestone in Your Kit: Printable QR Code - Print and insert this QR Code into your rock kit with Limestone sample, and have full access to Everyday Earth content!

Click HERE to download the Experiment Sheet or click HERE to watch the experiment again

Gather Data Segments:

Rocks Near the Falls

Water Above the Falls

Water Below the Falls

Air Over the Falls