• Heather Martinson

Geology Activities and Fireworks


March 6-10

Workshop Activities

1. Craft – Grow Crystals

2. Key Points – Identify Rocks

3. Collaborative – Experiment to discover how caves are made

4. Writing – Write about rocks

5. Math/Logic - Mining Math

6. Character Connection - Experience Stress with Earthquake Action

7. Big Activity - Create Stratigraphy

8. Movement - Play a Garbage Ball Game

Standard Disney Days Activities (from 2/22)

  1. Craft: Students write with invisible ink

  2. Main key Points - Elements - Students graph earth's elements

  3. Collaboration – lifting ice experiment

  4. Follow-up Activity – Identify types of rocks

  5. Chemical Reaction – Expose invisible words

  6. Hunt – Visit petrified tree

Weekly Disney Days

  • Geology can teach us about how the Earth became what it is today, as well as how to care for it.

  • Key Points: Stalagmites and stalactites, earthquakes, precious metals, dinosaur fossils, mountains, canyons, valleys, glaciers, waterfalls, underground rivers, formation of granite, petrified wood, Pangaea, scale, earth is made up of elements from space, 3 kinds of rocks, aquifers, how we use rocks

  • Make representations of Pangaea

  • Make a scale model

  • Create stalagtites and stalagmites

  • Identify the layers of the earth

  • Discuss the 3 kinds of Rock.

  • Look at the roots to the words of the different kinds of rocks.

  • Math Challenge: Using the Matterhorn, discuss the concept of "scale." Figure out your height in the same scale.

Minecraft Activities

  • Experience the rock cycle

  • Identify the Minecraft rocks that exist in real life

  • Experience how we use rocks

  • build challenge - carve something out of rock

Fireworks/Quests


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