Category: Outdoor Adventures

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...

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...

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