First Grade Prospectors

Rocks are a fundamental building block of the Earth. Some of these rocks are valuable due to beauty, rarity or industrial use. As part of a lesson on Earth Science, Mrs. Coyle and Mrs. Vicendese First Graders spent the morning learning all about the three fundamental types of rocks (sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic). They spent some time prospecting for simulated gems. Tim the Gem Guy provided the students with an opportunity to sift through sand to find hidden gems he provided. After each discovery, the students identified the type of gem and were given the opportunity to take their treasures home.