After learning about rocks, from boulders to particles of clay, we decided to take a closer look around our house and search for anything we could find made out of rocks.
Here is what we found:
Gravel: shower floor. Granite sink
Sand: globes, timer, and sand letters
Clay: souvenir bus from our trip to Medellín
Tiles in the bathroom
A trophy made out of rock!
Bricks in the chimney
Rock steps in the front of our house
stone bricks in our retaining wall
Clay table, chairs, and pot from our fairy garden
Cement in the foundations of the house
rocks in the driveway
rock mixture in our neighbor´s gargoyle.
The kids ran around looking for things made of rocks, clay, and sand. They even made a list of their findings. We learned about how people use rocks as natural resources to construct objects and make useful materials.