Presentation on theme: "Caves and Cave Formation. Caves are created by Ground Water Water, when mixed with Carbon containing material, makes Carbonic Acid. Acids dissolve limestone."— Presentation transcript:
STALAGMITE - a deposit of calcium carbonate formed by the dripping of water into the shape of a large inverted icicle rising from the floor of a cave. STALACTITE - a deposit of calcium carbonate formed by the trickling of water from the roof of a cave.
Here are a couple of ways to help you remember… A stalagmite pushes up with all its might, and a stalactite holds on tight to the roof. OR STALAGMITE -- From the Ground STALACTITE -- From the Ceiling
Which are stalagmites and which are stalactites? A B