November 30, 2021 | Rebekah Lowe
We are in the middle of our rocks and minerals unit! Students have been observing and looking at a wide variety of rocks and minerals and describing them using different properties, like color, shape, size, weight, and odor. Then, students have been talking about the differences between what a rock is and what a mineral is. Currently, we are conducting tests to identify a mineral one might see out in nature. We have done the luster, streak, hardness, and acid test.
Students are working in small groups to write down their findings and observations! They have been taking turns and working together to see the differences, like real scientists do!
We will then talk about sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, and what they are! We even made rocks before the break, which we will be using soon (since rocks are made up of minerals).
Ask your child what they have enjoyed doing and learning about in science so far!