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Your students will enter the exciting world of geology!

 

In-Person In-School Field Trip 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!

Field Trip on Demand Program 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!

Check out some sample footage from this Field Trip on Demand video:

Highlights

  • Theme: Junior Geologists
  • Activities: Interactive and unique ways to learn about Rocks and Minerals!
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Minerals or Fossils from Stone Dig Activity

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers: 4 requested

Take Home: Minerals of Fossils from Stone Dig Activity

Field Trip on Demand
  • Prerecorded videos
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Teacher determines when the program takes place.
  • Teacher receives a link to the pre-recorded video
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Take Home: Minerals of Fossils from Stone Dig Activity

Book Today

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.

D.G-M., Grade 3 TeacherAfton 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.

Grade 3 TeacherAcadia 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.

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

This field trip was very well tied to the grade 3 curriculum and each centre had significant opportunities for hands-on learning and discussion.

S.F., Grade 3 TeacherBessie Nichols School

3.5.1: Compare samples of various kinds of rock, and identify similarities and differences.

3.5.3: Describe and classify a group of rocks and minerals, based upon the following properties:

  • Colour
  • Luster
  • Texture
  • Hardness
  • Presence of Carbonates

3.5.5: Recognize and describe the various components within a sample of soil; e.g., clay, sand, pebbles, decaying plants; and describe differences between two different soil samples.