Monday, February 27, 2006

Look! A Stalactite! Or is it a Stalagmite?

Do you know the difference? Cuz' I do! We went to the Mercer Cavern and went down into this cave. Pretty cool! See below for answer...

 
 
*Answer: A Stalagcite is a formation that grows from dripping down from the ceiling of the cave. A stalagmite is one that grows up from the ground...* Posted by Picasa
I have been corrected-it is stalactite, thanks Allyn!

5 comments:

Old Lush said...

Hope you all are having fun!!

allyn fratkin said...

i'm used to hearing the word "stalactite" for the ones that grow on the ceiling. the way you remember which is which is stalactite has a c like ceiling and stalagmite has a g like ground. that trick still works with stalagcite.

Gracencameronsmomy said...

You are probably right, I think I got that wrong!!
Lisa

Kristin said...

the sta- whatever is cool... but cameron is wayyy cuter!

Stephanie said...

Who knew? Great pictures. Thanks for sharing!