Week 2
Feb. 6th-10th
Rocks, Minerals, Geology, and Geologists

Welcome to Nature Stars!
If you are reading this, then you are probably in one of my after school programs. I want this webpage to be a resource for you as we go through Session 3 this year. I am going to post general outlines and any additional notes or technology materials here so that you can access it at any time.

Part 1: Rocks and Minerals
Laptop - No more than 3 to a laptop
Nature Journals
Workbook handout

What are rocks and minerals?
Where do they come from?
How are they formed?
How do they help research and data about the Earth?

  30 minute activity:
Let's work through the middle school flip books and see if we can answer some of those questions.
We may not get through all of the material. If that's the case, then I would rather talk a little bit about all of the material then to skip over parts. So, that's what we will do together as a class at the end.

Part 2: Rocks and Minerals Challenge Game
1) Each student gets 2 cards from Deck 1
2) One student is selected by Mr. Ian to read their "Who Has" part of the card
3) The student with the correct answer to the question should respond "I Have". If the answer is correct, play continues with the student that responded. Now they start with their "Who Has" question.
4) If the answer is incorrect then I will ask the student to read the question again.
5) All the students help to solve the clue and find the correct answer.
6) I will select the next student to read their "Who Has" question.

It seems complicated, but once we start playing you will get the hang of it.
Mr. Ian has the answer sheet and the rules on how to play in case students get confused.

Let's Play!!!!

Famous Geologists:
Click on the link below and pick one of the seven famous geologists to research. Then, please click on the first link if there are multiple links.


Where were they born?
When were they alive?
What did they contribute to geology?

Please record your answers in your Nature Journal from last week.
Put TODAY'S DATE, TIME, and WEATHER at the top every time.

If you've made it this far, then it's time for the animal show!!!
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