Rockhound Abound Student Activity


All of us have, at one time or another, reached down to pick up a rock that has attracted us. Whether because of colour or shape, texture or pattern, rocks and minerals seem to call us towards them. There’s a good reason for this. Rocks and minerals are old, ANCIENT, some having been on this Earth for millions, if not billions, of years! Each rock has a story to tell. Having survived a volcanic eruption, been pounded upon by the stampede of a herd of dinosaurs, or witnessed the changes our world has endured in the past hundred years by human exploitation…….oh, if only rocks could talk, the stories they would tell…………

The activity below encourages the use of our senses. As we become better at developing those senses, we also become more aware of the particular properties the specimens have and are better able to make sound predictions.

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