|Description||Learning Outcomes||Projects||Child investigations|
|1- Introduction to rocks||The program brings geology to life in a fun and interesting way. It starts with the basic question as to what are rocks. The first day is interspersed with games and stories to build curiosity about rocks. The children will pick up and examine different types of rocks, that they gather on a rock hunt and try to understand the similarities and differences.||– Learn about the characteristics of rocks|
– Describe the rocks they find based on common criteria
– Compare the different rocks and identify similarities and differences
|– Make a Mind map about rocks|
– Create a rock collector’s journal
– Play a game of hopscotch with rocks
|-What are the words you would use to describe rocks?|
– What are the features of the different rocks that you find?
– How are the rocks different from each other in terms of color, texture, weight……?
– How are rocks used?-
|2- Types of Rocks||This day the focus is on understanding the huge diversity in the type of rocks as well as the places where they are found. The day has a lot of terminologies too which will be introduced to the young geologists through games and activities. Edible rocks are on the menu of the day too||– Identify the common terms used to describe rocks and understand what they mean|
– Learn about the different types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary
|-Complete the rock words worksheet on the different types of rocks|
-Make a pebble person
– Make edible rocks
|– What are some of the common words used to describe rocks?|
– How do the 3 main types of rocks differ from each other?
|3- Rock Cycle||Rocks seem to be the most solid thing around. Today the young minds will have a surprise when they realize that rocks go through a cycle too. They build and break and rebuild. If the question then arises as to how they break, the day will show them a direction to explore. They will explore and compare the properties of rocks such as weight and volume||– Learn about the rock life cycle|
– Observe the properties of rocks such as weight and volume and understand their effect
|– Replicate rock life cycle using play-doh|
-Complete the rock cycle worksheet
– Make a handprint volcano
– Replicate the thirsty crow story and understand the reasons
|– How do the different types of rocks change from one to another?|
– Do all rocks sink in water?
– What happens when we drop a rock in the water
|4 Precious Stones and Soil||The soil on one side and precious gems on the other. They are after all different forms of rock. Yet they are so different from each other. On this interesting day, they will explore the layers of the precious soil and create very precious art using it. Then they will learn about the precious gems that the world values as precious||-Identify the layers in the soil|
– Examine and separate the different particles in the soil
– Learn about precious stones and what makes them expensive
|– Make a fun sand art after separating the different things they find in the soil|
-Do the precious stones jumble worksheet
– Make a precious gems necklace with beads
|-How can you identify and separate the different layers in the soil?|
– What are the different things they can find in soil?
– What makes some stones precious and some common?
|5 Uses of Rocks||The final day brings to focus where the different rocks they explored are used in their everyday life. As they think, reflect, remember and learn about the different uses of rocks, the rocks will not be ” just rocks:” anymore. Just as in any other Cilre program, a flashback on the entire program is done on the last day through a mind map||-Identify where they see rocks being used around them|
-Recap and reflect on their learnings in the program
|-Make a rock mosaic art|
– Create a story of precious gems
– Make a mindmap of what they learned in the program
|-Where do we use rocks?|
– What did we learn in the session about rocks?
New Batches Starting
5 Apr 2021
31 May 2021
Flexi Class Available on Request