Sunday, December 30, 2012

Rocks and Minerals cards

We left off before the holidays with a group of children excited to start rock collections and hunt for fancy specimens. A few of the children had started to notice differences in rocks in our garden, so we gladly gave some lessons in rock identification and started a class collection. Drawing from an old rocks and minerals collection I had kept for years in a cabinet, we added a few at a time to our display tray. I got to polish up on my high school geology, which was fun.

During the break I made a set of reading classification cards based on the collection we have at school, and you can have it too! Download here for free.

Perhaps this will lead into interest in fossils. Exciting territory!

4 comments:

Discovering Montessori said...

These are really great! I know a few kids who are going to fall in love with this work.

Thank you so much for sharing!!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for posting and sharing your beautiful materials!

Lauren said...

Thanks! My son will love these.

Amber said...

Thank you :)

I have downloaded, printed and laminated these already.

I will present them later today!

Much appreciated (just what we need right now :)

Amber
http://adventuresofarainbowmamamama.blogspot.com.au/