Archive for November 21st, 2008

Geode Slices and Geology Fun at Oceanside

Friday, November 21st, 2008

This fall marks the fifth season I’ve brought several of the Science Museum’s programs and collections to the Curious Kids of Oceanside (Grades 1 through 7).  The Science Museum of Long Island has been taking programs to Oceanside for many years now, and we’re excited to see the program continue.  This season we explored a broad range of themes including the scientific method, grossology, geology, papermaking and endangered species.

One of the topics this semester included some of our rock samples and geology lessons.  We explored plate tectonics, as well as the difference between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock.  After sharing one of the museum’s geodes with the class, many students had stories about their own rocks to tell.  One student, Sam, sent me this photograph of a geode slice he had at his house as well as an illustration he made. Here they are!


Sam’s Geode Photograph


Sam’s Illustration

Stay tuned Oceanside: You will be receiving your packet with new class topics in December. I hope to see you again this January!

- “Miss Melissa”