3rd Grade identifying gemstones/rocks
They began by identifying gemstones and labeling them as a group. Afterward, each student received 4 rocks that they were to try to identify on their own. We talked about the characteristics and hardness of their various rocks. The students were amazed with the size and shapes of their rocks and even more shocked when I asked them to test for hardness by biting into them. When they realized the rocks were chocolate, the room burst out in laughter!!!