Recently, we've been interested in rocks. We spend a lot of time in New Hampshire (the granite state!) and have loved climbing on and through all of the rocks there.
On a visit to Mucky Kids during their drop-in days, we discovered rocks at the back table for stacking, building, and painting with water. Inspired by work we'd seen by artists like Andy Goldsworthy, we created many designs.
Then, at the Museum of Science, we spent time looking at rocks, fossils, and imagining what is inside of rocks.
And, while exploring some trails in Carlisle, we stumbled upon this amazing artwork on a rock. We wondered - who made this face? What type of rock is soft enough to carve? Why is it here?
Finally, we headed to the Harvard Museum of Natural History to explore their extensive rock and mineral collections. We learned so much more!
We bought a small set of rocks with play with at home. There are such opportunities to learn more about classification, types of rocks and minerals, geography... now that we are geologists!