Friday, September 30, 2011

Rocky Planet

Friday we enjoyed a nice lesson from Holly's First Eearth Encylclopedia book. The portion we read on was called Rocky Planet and discussed how the earth is made up of rock - molten and solid. We looked at how rocks erode, change and took a good look at The Rock Cycle.

We used her boxes of rocks and minerals to do some obversation and really see some Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary rock. We reviewed the rock cycle and watched a couple of short online videos that did a nice job of explaining the rock. As well, Holly enjoyed an online game that helps you learn the Rock Cycle.

A couple the online videos we enjoyed are this one from NASA  and this Instructor. Holly enjoyed them. This was good for a real basic introduction to looking at rocks, the Rock Cycle, earth and how to tell the difference in rocks.

She really wanted to create a model shown in the book - the mountain, with glaciers, rivers and flow into a larger body of water - to show how changes happen. I agree it sounds fun, but we are not prepared to do a project like that yet. I have a feeling it won't be long before we do some fun stuff like that though!!


  1. Liberty, Thanks for visiting and please consider submitting this article to the Hands On Homeschool Blog Carnival. (Submission form is at the top right corner.) You are doing so many wonderful, hands on learning adventures. It's great!