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: Aggregate Word Search

Sandy Decorative Bottles


You will need:



colored chalk (as many different colors as you like)

see-through glass bottle


white glue or bottle cap

any sort of board

Please have an adult's supervision for this activity.

This project is rated EASY to do.

1. Spread out the newspaper on your working surface.

2. Place some sand on the board.

3. Take any colored chalk and roll it in the sand, until the sand turns that color.

4. Put the funnel in the bottle.

5. Lift the board and empty the sand into the funnel.

6. Take the stick and make a few bumps in the sand.

7. Repeat steps 2-6, using a different color of sand each time, until the bottle is 1-2 cm ( 1/2 inch) less than full. If you are using a bottle cap be sure to fill the bottle to the top.

8. Press the sand down firmly, be careful not to move the bottle around or the sand will smudge.

9. If you are using the glue, pour it in to the remaining 1-2 cm (1/2 inch) of the bottle, and leave to dry. If you are using the bottle cap screw it on.

10. Tidy up!