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11/11/19 - Rocks workshop with Mr.B

This week, Year 3 enjoyed participating in an exciting ‘rocks’ workshop with Mr. B to start our new science topic. We were lucky enough to explore a range of rocks, including different fossils and minerals which Mr B had brought in to share with us.


In groups, we explored a range of boxes which contained different rocks, fossils and minerals. We were able to weigh a range of fossils and count the number of sharks’ teeth in a box of sand. We were also able to use a range of scientific equipment including using scientific glasses to zoom in and explore a range of minerals and also use a microscope which allowed us to take a closer look at the different parts of a rock and look inside different fossils. We also grouped a range of fossils depending on their type. A very exciting start to our new science topic!


“It was fascinating to learn about how fossils are formed and actually touching fossils that were over 100 million years old!” (Ava, Class 3)