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How about using those school lunch milk cartons to display your rocks? If you clean them and cut them down to size you could display them on a bulletin board with tacks (3-D, very cool) and cover the fronts with plastic wrap to keep the rocks from falling out. Or, if your display is going to be on a counter, you can hot glue the cartons together to make a display case.

By the way, I went to a science conference once where a teacher talked about using those Hershey assorted packs to teach about the different kinds of rocks. I don't remember (unfortunately) which represented igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary (if I even have that right) but I know that the regular, solid mini-Hershey bars represented one kind, Mr. Goodbar another and Kit Kats a third. Since you probably know more about rocks than I do, that might spark an idea with you. I just remember that the students had to observe the candy and classify it and at the end of the lesson they got to eat the candy (which is always fun).

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RebeccaF 06-22-2007 07:55 PM

How about using those school lunch milk cartons to display your rocks? If you clean them and cut them down to size you could display them on a bulletin board with tacks (3-D, very cool) and cover the fronts with plastic wrap to keep the rocks from falling out. Or, if your display is going to be on a counter, you can hot glue the cartons together to make a display case.

By the way, I went to a science conference once where a teacher talked about using those Hershey assorted packs to teach about the different kinds of rocks. I don't remember (unfortunately) which represented igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary (if I even have that right) but I know that the regular, solid mini-Hershey bars represented one kind, Mr. Goodbar another and Kit Kats a third. Since you probably know more about rocks than I do, that might spark an idea with you. I just remember that the students had to observe the candy and classify it and at the end of the lesson they got to eat the candy (which is always fun).

K-Jeanne 06-21-2007 08:54 PM

this is for a multi age class, k-1. It is a very hands on unit. I'm looking forward to it. Jeanne

connorsmom020 06-21-2007 06:03 PM

this sounds really interesting. I would like to have some ideas also. What grade did you use this with?

bostonsmom 06-21-2007 04:08 AM

A teacher in my school made a bulletin board titled "The Rock Hall of Fame". He had made columns out of paper and attached to the sides of the board to resemble a museum entrance. The students wrote clues to the type of rock (mineral) they were describing ex. I am shiny and opaque with many cuts. I have...... What am I? Then you would lift the flap and there was a picture of the rock/mineral described with the name. I suppose you could attach the actual rock under the flap somehow also. Just an idea.

K-Jeanne 06-20-2007 07:08 PM

I will be doing a rock unit and I want the students to help make a rock wall. (not a climbing one). I want to display different types, colors, shapes and textures. I'm kind of stumped in how to do this. I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
Jeanne




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