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Current Event September 5, 2014

The Mystery of the Moving Rocks


Large rocks on the desert floor in California’s Death Valley have puzzled miners and scientists for years. These heavy rocks have long winding trails in the sand behind them but no one had ever seen the rocks move. For the last 60 years scientists have searched for answers but now with the use of GPS and video cameras they have solved the mystery. Listen to this public radio story to engage your student in the mystery and the science behind the moving rocks.

Technology Earth and Space Science Geology

Story Length: 3:42

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AIR DATE: 08/28/2014