Below you'll find a collection of photos that illustrate the wonderful diversity of sand in coastal California. The California sands below are organized from south to north and are followed by a selection of sand from beyond California. Please let us know what else you'd like to see here.
These images may be useful to educators implementing sand-related lessons in the Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds science activity guide. (Download sand-related units designed for 4th grade and 6th grade.) Find a list of questions which work well for younger students (and others!) to guide exploration of this page here.
Below are a few sands from beyond California. If you have a sample to share, please let us know!
These questions can be answered through writing or speaking, individually or via group discussion.