ROCKS AND WEATHERING

Pupils have the opportunity to handle a variety of different rocks in the classroom, before going on to carry out a scratch test and a permeability test on four rocks in particular. Through these tests, pupils discover how weathering takes place, and which rock types are most likely to weather. They then have a chance to look at the gravestones and memorials in the park (erected between 1841 and 1966) and investigate this process first hand.

 

CURRICULUM LINKS:
• Rocks -.Compare and group together different kind of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.

• Rocks - Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

WORKSHOP CAN BE BOOKED FOR? 
All year round

 

OTHER COMMENTS: 
This workshop can be combined with the workshop “Soils and Natural Decay” as an all–day workshop
(with a packed lunch break)

 

  Supported by                                                                        Setpoint London East                                                                 supported by the
                                                                                                      Soanes Centre
                                                                                        Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
                                                                                                 Southern Grove, Bow
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