Besides the joy of being outdoors and picking up rocks (Who doesn’t LOVE this?), these are the outcomes you can expect from this activity:
There you have it. One simple activity that your students will love. You’ll be supporting classroom culture development, executive function development and getting your students excited to learn about what makes the rocks look so different.
One last thing: You don’t have to limit this to rocks. You can do this with leaves and needles (only the ones already on the ground), tree bark, fungi (through photos, please), or even animals or evidence of their presence. After all, kids love Scat!
www.fossilicious.com has rocks, fossils, curriculum and field test kits for classroom geology, earth science, and cosmic education studies. Check them out here: http://www.fossilicious.com/educational-materials/
Do me a favor, please. When you do this activity, take a moment to let me know how it goes by writing me, Claudia Mann, at claudia@inspired-learning-Montessori-education.com. Then invite your friends to view this post and join the fun at www.inspired learning-Montessori-education.com