Rocks + Minerals + Hands-on = an amazing program called Dig It!
Dig It! is a program that teaches children all about rocks and minerals. You can dig through the sand and keep minerals that you find, you can identify different rocks and minerals, and learn much more! So, why don’t we get digging? Let’s dig it!
All of the students’ favorite activity was to work with soil, like a geologist, and digging. The most exciting part about this program, is that we get to dig! Each student received a cup of dirt with minerals buried with in it. On a tray, you received from Katie, the students shook the trays of dirt and when you find a mineral you would put it on a paper towel. With the discovered minerals, on the paper towel, the students sort their minerals by color,shine (luster), hardness and magnetism. Next, the put their minerals in a bag and get to bring them home! Pretty cool!
In 4th grade, there is a teacher who teaches rock and minerals named Mrs.McLaughlin. She is the one who requested this program. Mrs.McLaughlin likes it because it gives the fourth graders a good understanding of rocks and minerals before the children come to her. She also likes it because it goes along with her rocks and mineral unit.
We know that this program not only is fun, but also it teaches children about rocks and minerals. This program is hands-on and awesome!
Reported by Olivia and Bethany