Experimenting On Rocks in Year 3

November 19, 2015

In Year 3 we have been discussing different types of rocks that can be found at school or in our homes. We even carried small experiments in the classroom, testing their properties and answering questions like “Does it float?”,” Is it permeable?” or “Does it split?”. The children acted out as real scientists completing charts, making predictions and finally testing rocks such as marble, slate, granite and others. We made some interesting discoveries: Did you know that slate is impermeable and does not split easily although it’s quite thin? Or did you know that chalk is type of rock?