The kids decided they wanted to learn about rocks when they found a Smithsonian Rock and Gem Dig kit at Michaels. We purchased the kit, took it home and got our materials ready.
The kids geared up
and started digging for rocks and gems.
They had fun digging but the rocks and gems were a disappointment because they were teeny tiny. We found a total of 11 gems and rock. We tried to identify all of them ~ which we did not succeed in doing. They were so tiny it was hard to see the different colors, etc. in the stones.
We ended by reading Let’s Go Rock Collecting and talking about the different kinds of rocks.
Next Sunday I will post about the experiments we did to demonstrate how sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks are formed.