Rocks and Fossils

School News November 08, 2022
Rocks and Fossils

Science in Grade 2 is all about making sense of the world, how things came to be and how the world around us evolves. In our science lessons at WAS we take a very hands-on approach to learning, ensuring our activities are engaging and allowing our students the opportunity to explore basic science concepts and relate them to the world in which they live.

The Turtles of 2D are currently learning about “Rocks and Fossils”. We studied the layers of the Earth, parts of Volcanoes and how each rock type – Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary, is formed through heat, time and pressure.

Our Science lessons included many cross curricular links, with ICT, Art, Maths, Design and Technology, History and Geography.

The use of the Science Lab provided a hands-on opportunity for the students to examine each rock type – observing texture and layering. Making an active volcano using vinegar, baking soda, dish washing liquid and water was the highlight of the study. The students enjoyed participating in and seeing the effects of the combined chemicals: Lava Flow!

To end the unit, the Turtles will learn and make their own fossils. We wonder who will dig them up, hundreds of years from now?