G-4 STREAM EROSION AND GARVIES POINT GEOLOGY (Gr. 4-5, 6-8) (9-12) (college) (adult group)
An exciting stream table demonstration is used to compare and contrast a "youthful" stream with an "old age" stream and to illustrate the formation of sedimentary rocks. Students will be able to examine sedimentary rocks, sedimentary features such as concretions ("Indian paint pots") and Cretaceous fossils. A trip will be made to the beach area of the preserve to see some of the erosional and depositional processes shown on the stream table. Indoor and outdoor program.
G-6 INVESTIGATING MINERALS (Gr. 4-5, 6-8)
This is a hands-on laboratory experience where, after an introductory lesson, students work with known samples of rock-forming and metal-bearing minerals (ores) to see how scientists identify minerals. Students record their observations of mineral color, streak, luster, hardness, cleavage or fracture, and special properties. Indoor program.
G-9 DISCOVERING DINOSAURS (Pre-K) (K-2nd)
This hands-on lesson uses visual materials, fossil replicas, fossils and scale models to show the characteristics distinguishing dinosaurs, their world and how we know about them. Includes play activity and exploration of our Fossil Discovery Boxes. Make your own "fossil" craft available for additional $5.00 per student. Indoor program.
G-10 DISCOVERING FOSSILS (Gr. 3, 4-5, 6)
This hands-on lesson uses fossils and fossil replicas to teach an appreciation of fossils within their environment and how scientists identify features in order to group them. It is designed to develop an understanding of the process of fossilization and the concept of geologic time. Indoor program.