Rockology 101

Welcome to class! This is a place for students of all ages to learn about Rogers Group operations and products or just have a little fun!

Rockology 101: Learning
Rockology 101: Fun Facts
Rockology 101: Activities
Activity: Properties of Stone
Activity: Homemade Stones
Activity: Cookie Mining
Activity: A Tasty Core Sample
Activity: Making a Quarry Shot
Activity: Sedimentary Rock
Activity: Metamorphic Rock
Activity: Igneous Rock
Activity: Fake Fossil Casts
Activity: Chocolate Asphalt Cookies
Activity: Concrete Milkshake
Activity: Amazing Rock Candy
Activity: Homemade Toothpaste
Activity: Borax Silly Putty
Activity: Sandy Decorative Bottles
Activity: Aggregate Word Search

A Tasty Core Sample

You will need:

transparent straws ( 3 straws for every 2 students)

toothpicks

rye bread

white bread

whole wheat bread

raisins

peanut butter

jelly


Please have an adult's supervision for this activity.

Students can see the core sample clearly if transparent straws are used.

Make one sandwich for every 2 students. Make the sandwich in the following order:

layer 1 slice of white bread
layer 2 peanut butter mixed with raisins
layer 3 slice of whole wheat bread
layer 4 jelly
layer 5 slice of rye bread

Have the first student place his/her thumbs in the middle of the sandwich make it arch upward. Have the other student use the transparent straw to take the core sample. Carefully insert the straw and then slowly withdraw it from the sandwich. Take samples in the middle and two end points of the sandwich. Students will be forming a anticline or upward pointing arch rock formation. Record their observations.

Stone Sampling Anticline

Have the first student place his/her thumbs in the middle of the sandwich make it arch downward. Have the other student use the transparent straw to take the core sample. Carefully insert the straw and then slowly withdraw it from the sandwich. Take samples in the middle and two end points of the sandwich. Students will be forming a syncline or downward pointing arch rock formation. Record their observations.

Stone Sampling Syncline

Have the students cut the sandwich in half. Taking the long toothpick attach one half the other part of the sandwich in any fashion the students like. Take samples again. The students will be forming a fault. Record their observations.