Schwenksville Elementary students become geologists for a day

Schwenksville Elementary students recently became geologists for a day. Pictured with Mrs. Early are Abigail Young, Hannah Chippie and Laura Detweiler. Photo courtesy of Schwenksville Elementary

“Geologists” in Mrs. Sue Early’s third grade class at Schwenksville Elementary learned about rock formation through a delicious hands-on activity. Students learned about sedimentary rocks by making Rice Krispy Treats, metamorphic rocks by using heat and pressure from their hands to turn single pieces of gumdrops into one new gumdrop, and igneous rocks by melting chocolate and letting it harden. The students then wrote about their experience and how it helped them to learn about the three types of rocks. Pictured with Mrs. Early are Abigail Young, Hannah Chippie and Laura Detweiler.

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