Year 3 pupils learn about rocks and soil at the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
This week Year 3 pupils had a lovely time visiting the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences to complement their science topic – rocks and soil. We were met by facilitator and geologist Nicola Skipper, who guided the girls to explore the museum’s collection of fossils, rocks and crystals, before giving them a hands-on workshop on identifying rocks.
Our highlights included finding a rock from the top of Mount Everest, visiting the ‘crystals’ room and watching a live map of earthquakes around the world.
When back at school, the girls wrote reviews of their trip, here is some of what they had to say:
"I learned that Hawaii is a ginormous volcano!"
"There was an amazing fossil of a dinosaur with a super long tail, right in the entrance!"
"Go and see the crystals, because they are so beautiful and pretty!"