Thursday, April 9, 2015


Last Monday we began an inquiry unit of study on rocks. We have been building our background knowledge about rocks through reading, viewing and observing. Today was by far the most exciting day of our inquiry and observations!  We had a bag full of geodes that Mrs. Van Nice gave us.  With hammers, eye protection and 16 excited second graders we headed outside and got to work. Oh my goodness, if only we could have bottled all that excitement! Not a single geode was alike and we all waited with great anticipation for each geode to crack (explode) open. Some of them were a little stubborn but we all persevered.  After everyone took a "whack" at their geode, we headed back inside to look at them more closely.  We can't wait to continue our study of rocks next week! Thank you so much Mrs. Van Nice!

Fourth graders came to see what we were up to and enjoy the show.
Three of our rock hounds.
SD breaking up his geode.
BC works at cracking open her geode.
CG likes what she sees!
Observing our geodes with a black light.  Very COOL!

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