Archive for November 16th, 2010

An Afternoon of Rocks and Minerals at Cornerstone Elementary

November 16th, 2010

Tuesday we had the pleasure to work with Mrs. Gaut’s and Ms Long’s (standing) third grade classes. Wooster Geology seniors Stephanie Jarvis and LaShawna Weeks taught 32 well-prepared students mineral and rock identification.

LaShawna shows the group the fine art of using the streak plate in mineral identification.

Steph explains the characteristics of metamorphism. The fellow in the lower left is eager to share his view of the processes associated with metamorphic rocks.

LaShawna discusses the formation of sandstone and quizzes the group on the depositional environment.

Steph explains the nuances of the rates of mineral crystallization.

It was clear that the group was ready to take their new knowledge of 14 minerals and 10 rocks to the next level.