Rocks for Play and Learning at Wonder Works on February 9, 2018

On Friday, February 9, 2018, Wonder Works put out many of our Rocks for Play and Learning activities as our Nature and Science program for the morning. Here are the two rock collection cards we did that morning:

ROCKS FROM VOLCANOES: Pumice and Scoria are lava rocks that have lots of bubble holes. Apache Tears are solid lumps of Obsidian (volcanic glass).

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ROCKS BY COLOR:  This collection card has rocks can be identified, in part, by their color:

Rock Hunters: Collection of rocks identified, in part, by color.

You can learn more about these rock types at the Neighborhood Rocks website. Here are direct links to five of the types of rocks shown above:

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We also handed out labeled bags with with coal from Illinois and with two kinds of iron ore (shiny Hematite and dull, rounded pieces of Taconite).

The next time we do Rocks for Play and Learning activities at Wonder Works will be on Friday, May 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.