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Rock Activities for Kids – Being Geologists
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March 30, 2018March 28, 2019

Rock Activities for Kids – Being Geologists

One of the classes that I teach has been studying rocks.  I continued their learning with a few rock experiments.  I like the idea of giving young kids the tools that scientists use, so they used eye droppers and magnifying glasses.  We then talked about the 3 types of rock.  I smushed 3 colours of playdough...

STEM activities for Kindergarten – Osmosis
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March 30, 2018February 18, 2019

STEM activities for Kindergarten – Osmosis

Worms are always a popular topic in the spring!  Especially after a lot of rain washes them out of their homes and children hop around on the sidewalks so that they don’t step on these interesting creatures.  Since students showed an interest in worms, I decided to do some stem activities for kindergarten.  Often this...

Homemade Paint – Rock Paint
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March 30, 2018February 15, 2019

Homemade Paint – Rock Paint

Homemade paint made from rocks?  It’s easier than you think!  I used small groups for this activity.  Students wore safety goggles when doing this activity and had one-on-one help with the hammers (if needed). Students smashed down rocks (I used lava rocks) with the hammers and then grinded them down further in a mortar and pestle.  The...