- Program Goals
- Practice following instructions/directions
- Practice the scientific method/inquiry
- Attendance: 35
Experiment: Smashing rocks
We had safety glasses, hammers, and a selection of rocks. We smashed them. It was endlessly fascinating and the kids lined up for their turn over and over again.
Project: Making fossils
Jess collected a wide variety of things for the kids to use - the most popular were shells and some rubber snakes.
- air-dry clay (purchased on Amazon)
- misc. things to make shapes with
- popsicle sticks
Project: Sand strata
I had a bunch of pictures of geological strata in rocks and sand formations and a couple kids got into it, but mostly they were more interested in making art with the sand. Which was fine.
- colored sand (purchased from Discount School Supply)
- construction paper
- funnels, spoons, and trays for excess sand
- pictures of geological formations
- Attendance: 36
- Notes: This went really well actually. I also had a bunch of sorting mats and rocks that Jess had put together which some of the kids enjoyed using. I'm just tired. I was most worried about the clay getting ground into the carpet or clogging the sink - we had a big plastic container of water to rinse hands in and covered all the tables and it worked out ok.