- a STALAGMITE is a deposit of calcium carbonate formed by the dripping of water onto the cave’s floor, into the shape of a large inverted icicle, rising from the ground.
- a STALACTITE is a deposit of calcium carbonate formed by the trickling of water from the roof of a cave.
- Remember, a STALAGMITE pushes up with all its might, and a STALACTITE holds on tight to the roof.
- stalaGmite – from the Ground
- stalaCtite – from the Ceiling
- Gee (G), the mites fly up, and see (C) the tights fall down!
- Think of ants in your pants: The mites go up and the tights come down.
Explanation: to distinguish between the words STALAGMITE and STALACTITE