First, we started the day with geology basics. We discussed the rock cycle and learned about the three types of rocks: igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. Then, we played a game and acted out all of the different steps and processes in the rock cycle.
Next, we went down to the river and collected some small rocks and pebbles. We then put them in a cup and layered in some glue- and made our own sedimentary river rocks!
Our next activity we focused on some Colorado rocks. We started by looking at a cool rock collection and seeing if we could identify the types of rocks. There was amazonite, pyrite, obsidian, granite, quartz, and more! Then we took our geology skills back outside and had a scavenger hunt looking for many different types of rocks in the park and along the river.
We reviewed all of our geology terms with another game, as well as making a “fortune teller” with all of our vocabulary words inside!