Science Activities
Sedimentary Sandwich

Science activities are fun and easy to do! Make sedimentary sandwiches, build paper rockets, and watch dancing raisins. In this science activity you will create your own sedimentary layers using graham crackers, peanut butter and jelly.

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Science activities, Sedimentary Sandwich, Photo by Myrna Martin
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Materials

  • Graham crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly

Directions

  1. Break two graham crackers in half for you have for pieces. Place one on a plate.
  2. Spread peanut butter on the first piece and put it on the plate with the peanut butter on top. These are the first 2 layers of your sedimentary sandwich.
  3. Spread the second graham cracker with jelly and place it on the peanut butter.
  4. Repeat until all your sedimentary layers are stacked on the plate.

Science behind the activity

Sedimentary rocks form in layers. During rainstorms and floods dirt, silt and sand are carried downstream to be deposited in deep ocean basins and lake beds. The layers are stacked one on top of the other with the deepest layers on the bottom just like your sedimentary sandwich.

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