BRDC's Natural Heritage Program offered geology programs to the students of Grayson County Public Schools during December.
First, fourth and fifth grade students gained knowledge of geology through a series of hands-on activities. First graders read books and learned about fossils. Fourth graders studied the rock cycle using play-dough as their muse. They created sediments then turned those sediments into sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks in quite the colorful fashion. The fifth graders took it a step further and explored the layers of the earth, plate tectonics and continental drift. The best part for them was the milky way candy bars used as a demonstration tool for plate tectonics....the EATING of the candy bar of course!
These programs enhance current SOL's and give the students additional reinforcement on these subjects. It is a pleasure joining forces with these outstanding teachers and having a positive impact on these wonderful students!