Keep on digging!
Do you know what’s under our feet? Our young geologists will put their shovels to work to discover the treasures hidden beneath the uppermost layers of the Earth’s crust. During these mysterious workshops, they will learn about earthworms that promote the formation of humus layer, 450-million-year-old fossils, and rock deposits such as basalt and precious metals such as gold! A sure way to acquire in-depth knowledge!
On the menu:
1) Underground life (60 min)
2) Fossils (60 min)
3) Rocks and minerals (60 min)
Objectives at the elementary level:
- Know the three main types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic).
- Classify rocks and minerals according to their properties.
- Explain what tectonic plates are and the internal composition of the Earth.
- Describe certain natural events related to rocks (e.g. erosion, melting).
- Describe the major stages in the evolution of living things and the formation of fossils.
- Differentiate between a fossil and a mineral.
- Make an imprint of a fossil to take home.
- Describe how soils can meet the basic needs of living things.
- Explain the scientific concepts of composting and recycling using decomposers (bacteria, fungi and insects)
- A sink (hot water) must be available close to the area where the animation activities will take place.
- If there is little time between animation activities, it is strongly recommended to set them up in the same area.
- 6 teams must be formed before the science animator arrives.