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Explore rocks

    Studentsfrom 4A have been practicing their geologist skills in Science class. Theylearned about different types of rocks and how they are formed. Then they usedtheir investigation skills to identify different physical properties of rocksample we use in class.

    Theymastered their investigation skills by looking at rock samples through a handlens to figure out the size of the crystals, they tested the luster of thesamples by shining lights on them, they felt if they are coarse or smooth, andthey tested the hardness of each sample.

    They alsohad great fun recreating how sedimentary rocks are formed by using clay. Theydemonstrated how layers are formed in sedimentary rocks, how rocks are cementedtogether in conglomerate rocks, and how fossils form.