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Thursday, May 27, 2010

geology all wrapped up

We finished our study of geology this week. During our past few science sessions we have created models to show how sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks form. We've used the Flip 4 Science Geology kit for our geology study and I have been most impressed with it. It outlines three levels of inquiry for learning, over six different levels. Students can either try all six lessons at the first level, or cover each lesson at all three different levels, thus learning more each time. We chose do study each lesson at the first (directed inquiry) level and had a great overview of rocks, minerals, and the rock cycle. The kit includes rock and mineral samples to explore as well as all the items needed for the experiments. As D likes to say, rocks rock!

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