A speleologist is a scientist who studies caves- their structure, properties, and processes by which they form.
VIRTUAL JOB SHADOW
Welcome to your first day on the job! Watch this video to see what a day in the life of a Speleologist is like.
Begin your adventure as a Speleologist by taking a Nat Geo virtual field trip to the Son Doong Cave in Vietnam – the world’s largest cave! Click around to explore the geology, hydrology, flora and fauna, and landscape (cartology) of this amazing place just like a real Speleologist would. As you go through the Son Doong Cave keep your eye out for stalagmites and stalactites – this will be helpful for the next part.
Then follow the steps below to try your hand as a Speleologist!
STEP 1: Open this Speleologist Activity and make a copy.
STEP 2: Follow the steps to make your own stalactite or stalagmite!
STEP 3: Use the word bank in the activity to write your Speleologist report.
STEP 4: When finished, share your stalactite or stalagmite model and Speleologist report in the Student Showcase to build your resume!