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Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

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.

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Available all year round

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This workshop can be combined with the workshop Soil and Soilmakers as an all–day workshop (with a packed lunch break)

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