|Students made pet rocks |
to go with our geology unit!
The class discussed erosion and weathering, watching for natural gutters where water had washed away the stones. Students named and identified the 3 types of rocks - igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic - and their properties. I have never seen children so acutely aware of the rocks around them! They frantically gathered rocks in hopes of finding a unique treasure. Pockets were full and heavy by the end of our 2 hour adventure. We hiked two of the "sisters" and returned to school before 10:00 am.
|Fourth grade with Miss Knox at the top of the first "sister!"|