Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Explore Rock Lab February 13th
On Tuesday February 13th the 1st Graders came to my classroom to explore rocks. Eight parents helped me with 4 tables of experiments and rock displays. At the first table we learned how to start a rock collection, we learned about weathering, and rock tumblers. Each student got to fish a rock out of the tumbler to start their new collection. At the second table we learned that Igneous Rocks are formed deep inside the Earth under extreme heat. Chocolate bars gave the students a mouth watering taste of how elements combine to make these rocks. At the third table the students learned that heat and pressure make Metamorphic Rocks. They chose the ingredients to make their own Metamorphic Pancake! At the Fourth table they learned all about Sedimentary Rocks and even got to "Pan for Pyrite"! Each student left the lab with a bag of rocks and a load of enthusiasm. Explore Lab Rocks!