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New York Landscape Regions in Google Earth: Newark Lowlands

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Subject:
Chemistry, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Geoscience, Physics, Space Science, Social Sciences
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
New York State Earth Science Instructional Collection
Level:
Middle School, High School
Language:
English
Material Type:
Activities and Labs, Instructional Material, Interactive
Media Format:
Text/HTML
UCAR Staff Abstract:

The Newark Lowlands tour is part of the New York Landscape Regions Collection of Google Earth Tours created by a group of New York State science educators. This tour lets students see the Ramapo Fault at the Lowlands' northwestern boundary and the Palisades Sill on the western shore of the Hudson River. The Sparkill Gap, a pre-Ice Age weak spot in the Palisades Sill through which the Hudson River once flowed, can be observed. There is also an activity in which students explore the economic, social, and environmental issues associated with constructing the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River.

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