Geologist’s Squeeze Box

Our squeeze box is perfect for demonstrations in structural geology labs or as a ‘Geologists zen garden’. This updated version is an improvement on our original design. We worked closely with educators to ensure it can stand up to heavy classroom use. It features fully removable sides, allowing the ability to take peels of cross sections. The removable sides also allow the acrylic parts to be replaced if they are damaged.  The screw mechanism has also been updated, making operation smoother and easier.

No matter if you buy this for your classroom, as a curious citizen scientist, or just as a desk toy, we think you’ll find it as mesmerizing and fun to play with as we do! Our lab activity guide has some basic activities to get you started, but the possibilities are endless – you can even learn how to create what geologists call “restored cross-sections” if you want!

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Use these core tubes to further study experiments done using our Geologist’s Squeeze Box. These tubes can be used to extract core samples from the deformed material to provide a more realistic example of how these formations are studied by geologists.

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This comprehensive set includes plates with a variety of shapes and angles, including convex, concave, a vertical 15-degree angle, and a complex 3D concave shape. These plates are create complex stress fields, allowing you to create a diverse range of structures.

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Designed with angles of 5, 10, 15, and 20 degrees, these plates offer the ability to apply non-normal forces, allowing for the simulation of complex geological scenarios. By seamlessly integrating with your Geologist's Squeeze Box, they facilitate the creation of more intricate structures in your models. Just drop them in front of the push plate, build your layers, and turn the handle!

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Geologist’s Squeeze Box Push Plate

This push plate is an addition to our Geologist's Squeeze Box. It allows a second push plate to be installed on the opposite side of the box allowing you to deform experiments from both sides. Installation is easy and only requires the removal of four screws.

We say that the squeeze box is an “analog model” – it is similar to (an analog) the deformation of real rocks, but it is a model because it is not real rocks being deformed by the Earth over millions of years. Since we don’t have millions of years to sit around and watch the rocks, this analog model is a good tool to try to understand how the rocks deform over geologic time. You can even create your own cores and erosional patterns!

Our squeeze box is perfect for demonstrations in structural geology labs or as a ‘Geologists zen garden’. This updated version is an improvement on our original design, we worked closely with educators to ensure it can stand up to heavy classroom use. It features fully removable sides, allowing the ability to take peels of cross sections, and allows the acrylic parts to be replaced if they are damaged.  The screw mechanism has also been updated, making operation smoother and easier.

Optional core tubes can be added to further study experiments done using our Geologist’s Squeeze Box. These tubes can be used to extract core samples from the deformed material to provide a more realistic example of how these formations are studied by geologists.

Box Dimensions Approximately: 8 in x 3.5 in x 4.5 in

  • Assembled squeeze box
  • PDF Lab Activity
  • Safe materials for safe at home science
  • Fun and educational activity at all levels
  • Custom machined metal parts and durable laser cut acrylic construction
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Product contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
  • WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.