the brownsugars & i just wrapped up our rock & mineral unit.
seems like we were on it FOREVER!
we are rock hounds & out of natural curiosity we tend to study rocks alot. But this was our second (& probably last)time doing a formal rock unit.
some of the stones & fossils in our collection are from when i was a curious young rock collector.
the others we're mostly gathered or found super cheap at estate sales, thrift stores & yard sales of teachers that were purging their materials or retiring.
we took the entire collection out
& identified, classified (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary), observed (physical & other properties) etc...
we updated & revised our old lap books, did a few projects & dug deeper into some of our other resource books.
this year also i ordered new fossils & break your own geode kits that were both fun.
we were actually kind of surprised by the amount of stones we have accumulated & decided to clean it up a bit.
some we donated, some we used in crafting & some we used in the garden.
now feeling confident that we have thoroughly exhausted studying rocks, minerals & fossils (formally)...we are onto our weather unit.
*post edit-somehow my computer flipped out overnight (somehow went Google+ & Babylon search???) & now it is automatically taking words in my posts like "study & estate sales & linking them to advertisements...need to figure out what's going on...sorry bear with me :( *FIXED*