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Grade K-3 Science

The Rock Cycle and Our World

What are rocks? How are they formed? Where do they come from? Students will examine the three rock types: sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous in an attempt to understand the similarities and differences in each. We will also look at differences between rocks and minerals while we learn about some important uses for minerals found in rocks.

Grade 3
1 hour and 45 minutes
At Glenbow $120

From Geodes to Gems

In this hands-on program students will be guided through a multi-disciplinary exploration of minerals. Specific areas of focus include streak, lustre, texture, hardness and crystal shapes as well as current and historical uses of minerals.  An informative Teachers Guide with pre and post-visit materials including art, language and math activities is available for $5 which can be purchased at the time of booking.

The following pre-visit activities will provide students with an introduction to mineralogy and to Glenbow. We recommend that you conduct as many of these activities as possible before your Glenbow program.

PDF Geodes to Gems OUTREACH Program [pdf 54 kb]

PDF Geodes to Gem ONSITE Program [pdf 40 kb]

Grade 3
1 hour and 45 minutes
At Glenbow: $120
At School: $200

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