Studying Rocks in the Senior Room
We were studying rocks this week. We were asked to collect some rocks over our long weekend. We found some interesting types of rocks including basalt, marble, slate, limestone, sandstone and granite. Erica’s granny collects rocks from all over the world. Erica brought in some samples of her granny’s collection for us to study. She had fool’s gold (pyrite), rocks with one side polished so that you could see minerals in them, pink limestone, chalk and an egg shaped rock that was emerald green in colour! We learned about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. The area we live in is a mainly limestone area. Limestone is a sedimentary rock.