Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Step One Cut the 3 x 5 cards in half to make two 3 x 2.5 cards. These will become the “Parker Trading cards” sand slides.
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Step Two Use a hole punch to make a window in the edge of the card. Start with one hole Move card slightly to one side and continue punching a row of holes
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Your window should look something like this.
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Step Three Use clear packing tape Cut a strip about one inch by two inches Carefully place tape on one side of window Notes: Don’t touch tape in window area as it blurs view. No overhanging tape as it will attract sand in step 4
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Step Four Place slide, sticky side down, into tray of sand. Gently press window into sample. The sand will stick to the tape. Notes: Don’t touch tape in window area as it blurs view.
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Step Five Add a second strip of tape on opposite side to cover sand in window. Your Parker Trading card is now ready for annotation.
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Step Six Annotation Type of sand Where found: City, State and Country Latitude and Longitude (if known) Name of School Name of student
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach You are finished
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach Geography through Sand Trading Use your Parker Sand Trading cards to: Swap sand samples with friends Trade with other schools Make scientific observations Create labs or use labs on line Start a “sands of the world collection” The possibilities are limitless
Copyright 2004 Parker Outreach For more information visit the Parker Outreach web site at: Contact: Patty Anderson Education Counselor Scripps Institution of Oceanography Credits: Patty Anderson, MSc, UCSD/SIO Instructor of Oceanography/Earth Sciences MiraCosta College and Palomar College Debra Brice, Master Teacher San Marcos Middle School, SMUSD Warren Smith, BSc, UCSD/SIO Instructor of geology USD W.H. Berger, PhD, UCSD/SIO Professor of Oceanography