Metamorphic Rock Activities
We brought the rock portion of our unit to a close with a look at metamorphic rocks. The kids had a tough time deciding which rock sample was marble and which was quartzite.
We also did the melted-crayon version to show how metamorphic rocks form under heat and pressure. Okay, so really we just made rainbow crayons, but the kids *said* they understood how the rocks can change because of the heat!
We’re still reading through our Real Science 4 Kids geology textbook and will be doing a couple of activities about crystals and minerals next.
You may be interested in these previous posts related to our rock unit. The first several posts have some free downloads:
- Rocks and Mineral Packet (26 pages of various activities)
- Free Montessori 3-Part Cards — Famous Rocks Around the World
- Three Types of Rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Rock Packet - the kids loved these activities because they involved chocolate!!
- Igneous Rock Activities
- Sedimentary Rock Activities