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Mrs. Beebe’s and Miss Sannella’s fourth graders are exploring the world of rocks and minerals. They are investigating rocks, minerals, and gemstones to learn about how they form and how they can change over time. The students are learning how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are all related through the rock cycle. Through project-based learning they are identifying and sorting rocks and minerals using the three physical properties.

It has been wonderful to see students make connections between their science and social studies classes. The hands on activities allow students to experience how weathering and erosion influences the shaping of our earth. Likewise, students are discovering how every rock and mineral was made somewhere inside our planet!

Mrs. Beebe and Miss Sannella

 

 

 

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4th Grade Rocks and Minerals