Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Breaking Up Rocks

Today was a pretty uneventful day for the students at Third Street. The arrival of the “ESL Police” from the downtown offices drove the adults a little nuts, but the students will happily unaware of all that drama.

Our most fun thing today was working on weathering rocks. We’ve been talking about the rock cycle and how different rocks can turn into other rocks. We also have talked about the importance of weathering here. Today we let the students experience it by putting some pieces of limestone in a plastic jar and shaking them as hard as we could.


It was noisy!


Afterwards the student emptied out the jars and looked at the residue with a hand lens.

Homework:  (1) Do pages 343 and 345 in the Practice book. (2) Do the By the Great Horn Spoon! study sheet for chapter 9. Also do the activity sheet on drawing the Lady Wilma and If I Found Gold. (3) Do Rational Numbers 3. (4) Do page 457-458 in the math book.  

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