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05 Dec 2019
Geologist in the House!

Geologist 6 S

On the afternoon of Friday the 22nd of November, P6 were treated to a visit from Francesca's father who studied geology at university. He brought in an enormous trunk on wheels full of lots of amazing rocks and three fascinating posters. The posters were based on climate through change, tectonic plates as seen from space and a geological map of the UK. He also left us a book about minerals, rocks, and fossils which we have used to help us learn more about our P6 classroom topic. We are using all of this information to design rock type posters.

Harriet enjoyed learning about where you could find all the different rock types around the world from the geological map poster.

Francesca loved learning about where her dad had found all the different rocks that he had in his collection. One of the rocks had come from Queensland in Australia.

Amelia was entertained by the idea that there are different sizes of crystals that can be found in rocks.

He showed us the difference between igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks as we rotated around all three P6 classrooms for our rock workshop.

Did you know that it is iron that makes red rocks red? Well, now you do!

As well as different kinds of rocks, we were able to look at fossils of bugs, snails, and insects who lived millions of years ago, and are now frozen forever – trapped inside a rock!

Whilst passing the rocks around Sophie and I thought that some of the rocks smelt minty! We wondered why... perhaps the next time that we see Mr. Earl we can ask him? Maybe there was mint cake in the box!

Thanks, Mr. Earl, your visit ROCKED!

Stella and Sophie (Primary 6)

 

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