Rocks and Minerals

Your students will enter the exciting world of geology!

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This program can be delivered as:

In-School Field Trips

Description: They will learn about the intriguing components of rocks and minerals and will use their scientific minds to predict, test and record observations. Using tools, sift and examine a dirt sample, perform a calcium carbonate test, examine rock and mineral samples, perform a magnetic test on a mineral, and learn about sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. The excitement builds as students become geologists and dig through a claystone to find minerals or fossils to take home! 

Format:

Field Trips take place right IN your classroom. Our experienced presenters deliver curriculum-based field trips.

Duration:

2 hours

Teacher Provides:

Water, Paper Towel

Price:

$15.50/student

(Minimum fee $232.50)

*Minimum fee for classes with 15 or fewer students. Maximum 32 students per program. GST exempt.

Volunteers:

4 recommended

Take Home:

Minerals or Fossils from Stone Dig Activity

Field Trips On Demand

Description: Rock E Road is determined to become a world-famous geologist—if only he can find the elusive claystone that he’s been searching for his entire life. Your students will follow along with him on his journey through a riverbed area and then hear from leading experts on how rocks are formed, extracted from the earth, analyzed and utilized in the world around us. Each student will also get to dig into their own claystone to find minerals or fossils—theirs to take home after! 

Format:

Pre-recorded videos. Curriculum-based and works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).

Duration:

Varies

Teacher Provides:

Water, Paper Towel

Price:

$11.00/student + shipping

*Shipping cost not included. No minimum fee. GST exempt.

Volunteers:

1-2 recommended

Take Home:

Minerals or Fossils from Stone Dig Activity

Curricular Highlights

Theme:

Rocks and Minerals

Alberta Grade:

Grade 3

Categories:

Environment, Science

Explorations:

Compare samples of various kinds of rock, and identify similarities and differences
Describe and classify a group of rocks and minerals
Recognize and describe the various components within a sample of soil and describe the differences between two different soil samples

What Teachers Are Saying

D.G-M., Grade 3 TeacherAfton School

The Presenter was very well prepared and well organized, and had excellent management skills. The hands-on activities are, of course, our favourite thing. I liked how there was a balance between the kinesthetic materials and the theory/info materials. (In-School program)

Grade 3 TeacherAcadia School

Our school did not have resources handy to meet the curricular outcomes of the unit. Everything was provided. Students were engaged for the entire time. Students are still excited about what they learned today. (In-School program)

K.D., Grade 3 TeacherHoly Spirit Sherwood Park School

I like how much of the curriculum we were able to cover in these two hours. All of the supplies are brought to me so I don't have to scramble around looking for materials. The kids really enjoyed the hands-on activities. Each station was organized really well. (In-School program)

M.B., Grade 3 TeacherMontrose School

This was wonderful! My kids enjoyed the presentation and so did I. The adventure of Mr. Road and the inclusion of real-life careers in the field peaked a great deal of enthusiasm and curiosity! I am new to teaching Gr. 3 but have been a teacher for over 25 years with the district and the video is truly amazing! Congratulations to you all! My kids were thrilled with the claystone digging for gemstones...if only you could have seen the eager chisel work, the shouts of "I found one" the scrambling of others to see it...the clay dust on clothes, faces and the floor...followed by diligent Cinderella's to clean-up! (Field Trip on Demand)

B.M., Grade 3 TeacherSt. Henry School

The video was very well done and it covered all the topics in that unit. Most of the video was very entertaining. I loved the dance break as that was needed and a fun break! The looking for the Claystone really sucked my kids in and when I have Claystones for them, they freaked out! It was wonderful! The take home project was fabulous and the kids had a ton of fun doing it! (Field Trip on Demand)

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APPLIES ONLY TO PROGRAMS THAT TAKE PLACE IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER, 2021. Promo code ends October 15, 2021. Promotional prices are applicable during advertised, time-limited promotional events. Promo code must be used at the time of booking.

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Promo code ends October 31, 2021. Programs can take place up to June 30, 2022. Promotional prices are applicable during advertised, time-limited promotional events. Promo code must be used at the time of booking.

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See below for our student pricing:

In-School Field Trip:

$15.50

PER STUDENT

(Minimum Fee $232.50)

Minimum fee for classes with 15 or fewer students. Maximum 32 students per program. GST exempt.

Field Trip On Demand:

$11.00

PER STUDENT + shipping

Shipping cost not included. No minimum fee. GST exempt.

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