This special edition program includes three separate
activities with a common theme. Observe soil and
rocks like a scientist would.
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This special edition program includes time for
students to collect data and make observations. The
Soil and Rocks Program can be used as a jump start
for your environmental education project, support
for your class Open Space Stewardship Program, or as
a fun way to get your students to learn about their
environment as they visit the internationally
recognized Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Details about the three activities are:
Soil Composition- Use scientific tools to examine and measure soil samples.
Discuss soil components and how they affect living things.
Soil Texture- Use soil sieves to observe the difference in soil particle size.
View soil particles through a microscope.
Rocks-Classify rocks according to observable characteristics. Learn why rocks
break down into soil. Observe rocks and minerals with characteristics like
magnetism and fluorescence.