In our Geography lessons this week we have been busy learning all about the 3 different types of rock: sedimentary rock, metamorphic rock and (intrusive or extrusive) igneous rocks. We then worked as geologists, testing samples of rock to find out if they were sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic by looking at their appearance and properties. One of the properties we tested for was to see if the rocks were permeable or impermeable (I’ll let you ask the children what this means!). It was such a fun lesson and the children worked incredibly hard!
We then went on to look at what different rocks are used for including: chalk, marble, granite, sandstone and slate. The children even got to handle the different types of rocks themselves to help them distinguish between the different types. It also helped them to recognise where they may have already seen this type of rock doing its job in the world, such as slate on rooves and chalk at gymnastics practise!
And finally, we began looking at how fossils are formed which we have learned is quite a lengthy process! We will be continuing to learn more about fossils next week!
Well done year 3 – another brilliant week 🙂 !
2 comments on “Rocks, Relics and Rumbles!”
It was a rocking day 😁😃
It sure was! I am glad you enjoyed it 🙂