Get ready to explore the earth as we dig into the science of geology!
Student geologists work together in groups as they classify and compare rocks and minerals by observing physical properties, including: hardness, color, luster, cleavage and streak color. Knowledge of forces, mass, weight, density, physical and chemical changes, matter and different types of energy are reinforced as the class learns about physical weathering, plate tectonics and each layer of the Earth. Students examine samples under microscopes and engage in a fully interactive exploration of the rock cycle. For our geological finale, students mix a solution and use a model of a volcano to demonstrate a volcanic eruption!
Most importantly, students understand the importance of environmental conservation. They are inspired to leverage technology to solve real world problems, including; soil erosion, mass consumption of oil and other natural resources, and climate change. Students will step outside with a greater understanding of our constantly changing planet.
Each show is designed for no more than 25 students. The presenter will need a small table to set up the geology experiments and activities. The children need chairs at tables large enough to accommodate 5-8 students. Presentations can be done in the classroom, media center, or cafeteria and the presenter must set up and stay in one room while the children rotate between classes/groups.