What kid hasn’t had some sort of rock collection? Discovering new rocks, shiny pebbles, and hidden gems in the great outdoors is always a treat for kiddos, mine included.
Over the years, we have collected our fair share of unique rocks and have even gone mining for diamonds (Herkimer Diamonds or crystals to be exact). Plenty of pockets and jars have been filled with amazing rocks taken from favorite beaches and turned into collections.
There are so many fascinating ways to explore geology with geology science experiments and fun geology activities. Join us and be a collector this year!
GEOLOGY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS THAT WILL FASCINATE THEM!
WHAT IS GEOLOGY?
Geology is the study of the earth. Geo means earth, and ology means study of. Geology is one type of Earth science that studies both the liquid and solid Earth, looks at the rocks which Earth is made of, and how those rocks change over time. Through studying the rocks around us, geologists can gather evidence about the past.
From crystal geodes to making edible rocks, there are truly many unique ways to explore geology right at home or in the classroom. Perfect for kids that can’t get enough of unique rocks and rock collections!
GEOLOGY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Make your own tasty sedimentary rock to explore geology! Explore types of rocks and the rock cycle with this super easy to make, sedimentary rock bar snack.
When learning about rocks, minerals, and natural resources, why not try out a crayon rock cycle activity where you can explore all the stages of the rock cycle with one simple ingredient, old crayons!
Nothing says hands-on learning better than edible science! How about an edible rock cycle made out of starburst candy. Pick up a bag the next time you are at the grocery store!
Eat your science with a totally SWEET geology activity! Learn how to make edible geode crystals using simple ingredients I bet you already have.
Crystals are fascinating to kids and adults too! We created these gorgeous, sparkling eggshell geodes for a homemade growing crystals science activity.
Find out how salt crystals form from the evaporation of water, just like it does on Earth with fun geology for kids.
Explore the layers that lie beneath the surface of the Earth with simple LEGO bricks.
There’s more than just dirt down there! Explore the layers of soil with simple LEGO bricks.
A classic experiment growing crystals on pipe cleaners!
Kids will love building theses volcanos and exploring the fascinating geology behind them.
Try this fun hands-on geology activity for kids. Put together a model of a building from candy and test whether it will stay standing during an earthquake.
12. PAINTED ROCKS
You will want to use common rocks for this fun art activity. Encourage the kiddos to paint and leave colorful rocks on a nature trail to brighten someone’s day!
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FUN HANDS-ON GEOLOGY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
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