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Y3 Rocks

Week 5

This we we have been investigating fossils. We looked at how a fossil is formed in sedimentary rock. We understand how hard it is to find fossils and the care needed to excavate them. We tried excavating chocolate chips from a cookie. It was good fun, challenging and messy!

Week 4

We looked at the properties of rocks. We looked for the most durable rock. We tested a variety of rock types with an acid (vinegar), we scratched them to see if they crumbled and we investigated whether they floated or sank.

Week 2

We made mud pies using food to represent the different layers under our feet. We really enjoyed this activity!

Week 1

We looked at a range of rocks and compared their size, shape, texture and colour. We sketched a selection and considered ways to describe them.