This box has a range of interesting rocks and fossils as well as a selection of books to help introduce geology to Key Stage 2 children.
Year 3 Rocks
- compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
What’s in the box?
Activities to support the use of this box at school and at home
Use chewy sweets to create sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks to create our fruit chew rock cycle.
Make a fossil! Find out how real fossils are formed by fossilising your own toy or object using plaster of Paris or flour.
Impact craters and are formed when rocks crash into the surface of a planet or a moon. Make your own impact craters by dropping different sized balls into sand.
The Primary Science Teaching Trust has some additional careers links you may like to look at. These are called “A scientist just like me” and introduce children to a diverse range of scientists.
The downloadable power points relevant to this box are: