Geoblox Science Products

Astronomy Block Models

splosh crater

Included are: Origins of the Universe,  Barred-Spiral Galaxy,  Spiral Galaxy,  Constellations are an Illusion, Pulsar, Scale Solar System Model, Pie Slice of the Sun, The Reason for the Seasons Calculating the Orbits of Mercury and Venus Activity, Comparing Mercury and Moon Craters, Corona on Venus, Meteor Showers, Sulfur Eruption on Io, Splosh Crater on Mars, Trojan Asteroids, Finding Asteroids Activity, Orbits of Neptune and Pluto, Pluto-Charon System, Scale Model of the Earth-Moon System Activity, Earth-Moon Comparison Activity, Apparent Diameter of the Moon Activity, Saros Cycle, Phases of the Moon Activity, Apollo Moon Landing Activity, Apollo Command Module, Apollo Service Module, Apollo Landing Module - Ascent Stage, Apollo Landing Module - Decent Stage, Far Side High Tide, Lunar Impact Crater Series

charon-pluto
At left, top to bottom: Splosh Crater on Mars, Pluto-Charon System, and Pulsar.
pulsar

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Grand Canyon Block and Topo Models

gccross
uncon

Included are: Grand Canyon Topographic Model, Entrenched Meander Formation Series, Grand Canyon Cross Section, Sedimentary Rock Formation, Transgressive - Regressive Sea,  Angular Unconformity, Disconformity, Nonconformity, Paraconformity, Normal Fault, Reverse Fault, Monocline, Principles of Stratigraphy Series -Eroded Surface, Principles of Stratigraphy Series -Deposition of Layers, Principles of Stratigraphy Series -Faulting and Igneous Activity, Geologic Correlations Activity

These models have been designed without vertical exaggeration.  The cross section model shown above is at the same scale as the Guadalupe Mountains cross section. Give your students an undistorted view! 

See How to build a paper model and How to Build a Landform model for more information. 

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2010 TEKS Grades 3&4 Texas Science Block Models

Sun slice
These Block Models are corelated to the TEKS that will be used in Texas schools beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

The models and activities in this book cover TEKS § 112.14. Science, Grade 3: (b)(3)(C), (b)(7)(A,C), (b)(8)(B,C,D), (b)(10)(A), and  TEKS § 112.15. Science, Grade 4: (b)(3)(C), (b)(7)(A,B,C), (b)(8)(B,C), (b)(10)(A).    

At left, top to bottom: Pie Slice of the Sun, Sundial, and

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

Sundial

Included are: Shield Volcano vs. Composite Volcano, Paricutin Cinder Cone, Earth—Moon Comparison, Soil Formation, Earthquake, Fault Line, Landslide, Mountains, Hills, and Valleys, Pie Slice of the Sun, Scale Model of the Earth-Moon System, Scale Solar System Model, Trilobites, Delta Deposition, Meandering Stream, Straight Cone Nautiloid, Porous and Impermeable, Primary Porosity-Roundness, Primary Porosity-Sorting, Groundwater Zones, Soil Creep, Formation of Coal, Formation of Petroleum, Water Cycle, Sundial, Ammonoid Evolution - Background Information, Ammonoid - Straight Suture, Ammonoid - Goniatitic Suture, Ammonoid - Ceratitic Suture, Ammonoid - Ammonitic Suture, Ammonoid Suture Pattern Activity

trilobites

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2010 TEKS Grade 5 Texas Science Block Models

barchan
These Block Models are corelated to the TEKS that will be used in Texas schools beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

The models and activities in this book cover TEKS § 112.16. Science, Grade 5: b7(A,B,D), b8 (B,D), b9 (A,D), b10 (A).  

At left, top to bottom: Barchan, Ordovician Marine Environment, and Eurypterid .

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

ordovician

Included are: Sedimentary Rock Formation, Formation of Coal, Formation of Petroleum, Barchan Dune Erosion and Deposition, Stream Erosion and Deposition, Cavern Formation, Delta Deposition and Distributary Shifting , Exfoliation Dome, Longshore Current, Sea Cliff Erosion, Headland Erosion, Ordovician Marine Environment (Straight Cone Nautiloid, Horn Coral ,Trilobite), Water Cycle, Earth—Moon Comparison, Nitrogen Cycle, Marne Carbon Cycle, Eurypterid (Pterygotus buffaloensis)

eurypterid

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2010 TEKS Grade 6 Texas Science Block Models

io
These Block Models are corelated to the TEKS that will be used in Texas schools beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

The models and activities in this book cover TEKS § 112.18. Science, Grade 6: TEKS b 8(E), b 10 (B,C,D), b 11(A,C).  

At left, top to bottom: Eruption on Io, Formation of the Himalayas, and Apollo Moon Landing.

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

plate

Included are: Inclined Plane, Pulley - Single, Pulley - Double, Screw, Wedge, Pie Slice of the Earth, Rock Cycle,  Formation of the Himalayas, Convergent Plate Boundary, Scale Solar System Model, Meteor Showers, Saros Cycle, Orbits of Neptune and Pluto, Pluto-Charon System, Splosh Crater on Mars, Sulfur Eruption on Io, Trojan Asteroids, Apollo Moon Landing Activity, Apollo Command Module, Apollo Service Module, Apollo Landing Module

apollo

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2010 TEKS Grade 7 Texas Science Block Models

barrier
These Block Models are corelated to the TEKS that will be used in Texas schools beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

The models and activities in this book cover TEKS § 112.19. Science, Grade 7: TEKS b 8(A), b 9(B,C), b 10 (C), b 11(B,C), b 12(A).  

At left, top to bottom: Barrier Island, Normal Fault, and The Evolution of Jaws .

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

normal

Included are: Landslide, Disappearing Stream, Barrier Island, Llano Estacado, Normal Fault, Lowering Water Tables-Industrial Development, Artificial Levees Disrupt Deposition, Mount St. Helens, Ammonoid Suture Pattern Activity,  Ammonoid Evolution Activity, Fish Evolution (Hemicyclaspis,  Dunkleosteus ,  Eusthenopteron), Evolution of Jaws

jaws

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2010 TEKS Grade 8 Texas Science Block Models

These Block Models are corelated to the TEKS that will be used in Texas schools beginning with the 2010-2011 school year.

The models and activities in this book cover TEKS § 112.20. Science, Grade 8: TEKS b 7(A,C),  b 8(A, E), b 9(B,C), b 10 (A, C), b 11(C, D).

At left, top to bottom: Rain Shadow Desert, Oil Production Destroys Wetlands, and The Origins of the Universe.

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

oil

Included are: The Reason for the Seasons, Far Side High Tide, Barred-Spiral Galaxy, Spiral Galaxy, Origins of the Universe, Rift System, Topographic Landforms, Land Breeze, Sea Breeze, Coastal Desert, Rain Shadow Desert, Ekman Spiral, Hurricane Development - Initial Conditions, Hurricane Development  - Convection Cells Form, Hurricane, Hurricane (Exaggerated Scale),  Ichthyostega Activity, Oil Production Destroys Wetlands, Subsidence Due to Oil Production, Groin, Landfill, Wetlands Before Spoil Banks, Wetlands After Spoil Banks

universe

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Hurricane Katrina Disaster Block Models

hurricane

Hurricane Katrina Disaster Block Models contains 19 model patterns that help students understand the Earth Science of the 2005 New Orleans Flooding. Each model has a description printed on it. 

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

At left, top to bottom: Hurricane, Levee Failure, and Storm Surge.

levee
Included are: Meandering Stream,  Natural Levees and Floodplain Deposition, Barrier Islands, Delta Deposition and Distributary Shifting, Subsidence Due to Natural Tectonic Activity, Artificial Levees Disrupt Deposition, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, Wetlands Before Spoil Banks, Wetlands After Spoil Banks, Oil Production Destroys Wetlands, Subsidence Due to Oil Production, Hurricane Development - Initial Conditions, Hurricane Development - Convection Cells, Hurricane (10x Vertical Exaggeration), Hurricane Katrina, Storm Surge, High Tide, Levee Failure Before and After
surge

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Historical Geology & Evolution

Historical Geology & Evolution Block Models contains 32 model patterns dealing with the history of the earth and the evolution of early life. Each model has a description printed on it. 

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

At left, top to bottom: Volcanic Outgassing, Transgressive-Regressive Sea, Principles of Stratigraphy

Included are: Formation of the Earth and Moon Series, Volcanic Outgassing, Principles of Stratigraphy Series, Transgressive -Regressive Sea, Correlations Activity, Relative and Absolute Dating, Formation of Coal, Ordering Geologic Events Series, Ammonoid Evolution Activity, Evolution of Jaws  Series, Fish and Amphibian Evolution Series (including: Hemicyclaspis,  Dunkleosteus,  Eusthenopteron, and Ichthyostega),  Ordovician Marine Environment (including: Straight Cone Nautiloid, Horn Coral, and Trilobite), Eurypterid (Pterygotus buffaloensis)

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1998-2009 TEKS Sixth Grade Science Block Models (Texas)

These Block Models are keyed to the Texas TEKS (6.6 C, 6.11 A, 6.13 A, B,6.14 A, B, C.)

Even if you didn't get to live in Texas ya'll are still welcome to use them!

At left, top to bottom: Apollo Spacecraft, Longshore Current, Rock Cycle

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

Included are: Formation of the Himalayas, Longshore Current, Evolution of Jaws, Scale Model of the Solar System, Corona on Venus, Meteor Showers, Orbits of Neptune and Pluto, Pluto-Charon System, Splosh Crater on Mars, Sulfur Eruption on Io, Trojan Asteroids, Apollo Command Module, Apollo Service Module, Apollo Landing Module, Rock Cycle, Infiltration, Groundwater Zones, Landfill, Coastal Desert, Rain Shadow Desert.

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Groundwater Block Models

Groundwater Block Models contains 27 model patterns dealing with groundwater. Each model has a description printed on it. 

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

(Included are: Porosity and Permeability, Primary and Secondary Porosity, Infiltration, Groundwater Zones, Water Table, Saline-Water Encroachment, Landfill, Lowering Water Tables, Disappearing Stream, Depression Spring, Fault Spring, Contact Spring, Joint Spring, Tundra Polygons, Pingo, Artesian Aquifer, Cavern Formation, Geyser, Effluent Stream, Influent Stream, Perched Aquifer.)

(Geyser eruption series at left)

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(Salt-Water Encroachment at left)

Download a free model of a Disappearing Stream   from this book

Guadalupe Mountains Block and Topo Models

Guadalupe Mountains Block and Topographic Models contains 7 cross sections showing the development of the Permian Reef in West Texas.   These models have been designed without vertical exaggeration.  The cross section model shown above is at the same scale as the Grand Canyon cross section. Give your students an undistorted view! 

Each model has a description printed on it.  Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

(Included are: 5 stages of reef development, Western Escarpment, Present day mountains topographic model)

 

(Early Capitan Reef at left)

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Volcano Block Models

3/4 View Maar

Volcano Block Models contains 20 model patterns dealing with volcanoes and volcanic landforms. Each model has a description printed on it. 

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

Ash Flow Eruption

(Included are: Ash Flow eruption, Cinder Cone, Composite Cone, Fissure Eruption, Maar, Asymmetrical Maar, Shield Volcano, Kimberlite Pipe, Lahar, Lava Tube, Nuée Ardent, Volcanic Spine, Mount Mazama Erupting, Mount Mazama Collapsing, Crater Lake, Mount St. Helens After Erupting, Parícutin—1944, Corona on Venus, Sulfur Eruption on Io, Olympus Mons.)

3/4 View Cinder Cone

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Petroleum Game - An Interdisciplinary Adventure

Petroleum is so much a part of our modern way of life it would difficult to imagine what our world would be like with out it.  This simulation game is about the search for petroleum.  Our dependence on petroleum raises a number of important social, political, economic, and environmental questions.  There are no easy answers to these questions.  It is very important, therefore, that students learn as much as they can about the subject so that they can make fully informed decisions.  This game will help.
Game book includes: instructions, background information, suggestions for class discussions, well logs, structural maps, seismic sections and an answer key.

Comb bound.  

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More Topographic Landform Models

This book contains topographic maps of 20 landforms. Each map has a description, sketch, instructions, and two higher-order thinking questions. 

 

Clockwise at top: Escarpment, Anticlinal Mountain, Terraced Rivers, Inselberg

Middle: Cut and Fill (Before and After)

Bottom: Ria Coastline

(Included are: Fjord, Ria Coastline, Truncated Headland, Bajada, Inselberg, Natural Bridge, Cut and Fill (Before), Cut and Fill (After), Anticlinal Mountain, Continental Divide, Escarpment., Water Gap, Wind Gap, Braided Stream, Delta, Radial Drainage, Springs, Stream Piracy, Terraced Rivers, Trellis Drainage)

Use carbon paper to transfer each contour line onto cardboard. These pieces are then cut out, stacked in order, and glued together. Cardboard and building supplies are not included. Spiral bound.

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Botany Block Models

Botany Block Models contains 25 model patterns dealing with plants and the environments. Each model has an explanation printed on the back. 

Give your students a copy of each pattern and let them make their own models. Spiral bound.

Clockwise from top:   Tropical Rain Forest, Bog Succession, Monocot Stem Cross Section, Dicot Stem Cross Section

Included are: Plant Cell, Leaf Layers, Flower, Tracheids, Leaf Cross Section, Vessel Elements, Stomata Open, Dicot Root, Dicot Stem, Stomata Closed, Monocot Root, Fall Leaf, Stem, Lateral Roots, Root Tip, Monocot Stem, Bryophyte (Moss), Pterophyte (Fern), Dendrochronolgy, Angiosperm (Cactus), Gymnosperm (Conifer) Acid Rain, Tree Rings, Bog Succession, Tropical Rain Forest, Vegetative Propagation (Creosote)

 Flower (left)

Are your students confused by the circular life-cycle diagrams in textbooks?  These Geoblox models show the life-cycles of the five major plant types in a linear form. Haploid and diploid stages are even colored coded.

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Oceanography Block Models

REVISED VERSION

Now contains 28 block model patterns!

Give your students a copy of the patterns, and let them make their own models. Each model has an explanation printed on the back. Black and white. Spiral bound.
breaking waves
(Included are: Barrier Island, Rip Currents, Barrier Islands (dunes-lagoon), Wave Refraction, Sea Cliff Erosion, High Tide (Far Side), Long shore Current, Breaking Wave (Plunging), Ocean Zones, Breaking Wave (Spilling), Parts of an Ocean Wave, Breaking Wave (Surging), Downwelling, Breaking Waves, Ekman Spiral, Hurricane, Hurricane (Exaggerated Scale), Land Breeze, Sea Breeze, Marine Carbon Cycle, Upwelling. Ebb Tide Delta, Flood Tide Delta, Tidal Bore, Tidal Resonance, Rogue Waves, Tsunami (Deep Sea, Tsunami (Run up), and Tsunami (Drawback))
Unlike the stylized and distorted diagrams in many textbooks, the wave models in this book have been drawn to scale.

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Plate Tectonics Block Models

plate sequence
magnetic banding

REVISED VERSION

Now contains 24 block model patterns! Connect the first nine together to form a 40" long series of plate boundaries. Each model has an explanation printed on the back. Black and white. Spiral bound.

subduction zone
(Included are: Convergent continent-continent, Transform, Divergent ocean-ocean, Convergent continent-ocean, Continent hotspot, Divergent continent-continent, Passive, Convergent ocean-ocean, Ocean hotspot, Paleomagnetic banding, Convection current, Pie slice of the Earth, Isostatic  Rebound (3 stages) Hydrothermal vent, Formation of the Himalayas(3 stages), Plate tectonics globes (4 time periods), and the Glomar Challenger.)

 

At top: After students make their models, each section can be connected to form one large imaginary plate tectonic sequence.

 

Middle: Paleomagnetic Banding

Bottom: Ocean- Continent Convergent Plate Boundary

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Topographic Landform Models

Build these beautiful geologic landforms in just a couple of hours!

The students who built these models now understand topographic maps. When we finish making these models, I use them to discuss landforms. The kids love seeing their model used as a classroom display.

At left, clockwise from top: Spit, Submarine Canyon, Flood Basalt, Sea Stacks.

(Included are: Atoll, Emergent Highland Coast, Estuary, Sea Stacks, Spit, Submarine Canyon, Tombolo, Drumlins, Eskers, Iceberg, Alluvial Fan, Badlands, Butte, Playa Lake, Cinder Cone, Entrenched Meander, Exfoliation Dome, Flood Basalt, Volcanic Plug, Earth Dam, Impact Crater, Karst, Stair Step Topography, Alpine Glacier, Cirque Lake, Horn, Dendritic Drainage, Entrenched Meanders, Levees , Meanders Scars, Water Fall.)

 

At left: Iceberg

Bottom: Alluvial Fan

Contains topographic maps of 30 landforms. Each map has a description, sketch, instructions, and two higher-order thinking questions. Use carbon paper to transfer each contour line onto cardboard. These pieces are then cut out, stacked in order, and glued together. Cardboard and building supplies are not included. Spiral bound.

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Physical Geology Block Models

If you have previously purchased the book Physical Geology Block Models, please download corrected versions of two of the models: Cuesta: Cuesta Fix, and Plunging Anticlnes and Synclines: Anticline Fix.

cuesta

Contains 36 block model patterns. Give your students a copy of each pattern, and let them make their own models. Black and white. Spiral bound.

Top: Cuesta

Middle: Salt Dome

Below: Anticlines and Synclines

salt dome
(Included are:Basic Crystal shapes (Isometric, Hexagonal, Monoclinic, Triclinic, Orthorhombic & Tetragonal),  Rock Cycle –Sedimentary, Rock Cycle –Igneous, Rock Cycle –Metamorphic, Igneous Rock Formation - Bowens Reaction Series, Igneous Landforms, Sedimentary Rock Formation – Evaporites, Sedimentary Rock Formation - Offshore Deposits, Metamorphic Rock Formation – Contact, Metamorphic Rock Formation – Dynamic, Cuesta, Normal Fault, Reverse Fault, Horst and Graben, Thrust Fault, Right Lateral Strike-Slip Fault, Left Lateral Strike-Slip Fault, Monocline, Plunging Anticlines and Synclines, Salt Dome, Seismic Waves, Angular Unconformity, Disconformity, Nonconformity, Exfoliation Dome, Landslide, Soil Creep, Soil Formation, Soil Profiles, Soil Slump)

anticline

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