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

Igneous Rock

Igneous rock was once hot liquid inside the earth. Rock that erupted from volcanoes and cooled on the surface is called extrusive igneous rock. Igneous rock that cooled more slowly inside the Earth is called intrusive. Apache Tear and the Hawaiian Islands are mainly igneous rock.

 

You will need:

Spray cooking oil
Waxed paper
Hot plate or oven range burner
Small plastic cup
Plastic spoon
A cooking pan
Wooden spoon

1 bag of large marshmallows
6 tablespoons of butter
6 cups of Rice Krispies



Please have an adult's supervision for this activity.

These ingredients will form the molten rock.

Place the marshmallows and butter in a pan. Stir and melt. Add the rice krispies. Stir.

Place a cup of the warm, rice krispy mixture on the waxed paper square. Make sure your hands are sprayed with cooking oil. Sprinkle and roll into the mixture other ingredients like raisins, chocolate chips, nuts, M&M's with your hands. These ingredients will form the rock surface.

After it cools and hardens, you have an edible igneous rock!