The Grade 3 students at Mountain View campus recently participated in an in school field trip called “Don’t Take Rocks for Granite” put on by an educational program called Scientists in School. Students had the opportunity to become mini geologists and engaged in many hands on learning activities that reinforced their knowledge of rocks and minerals on our earth. They examined the many properties of rocks and minerals, matched sediments to the rocks they form, made soil profiles, and applied heat and pressure to plasticine to imitate the process of how metamorphic rocks are formed. Who knew rocks could be so fascinating! It was a memorable and invaluable learning experience for these young scientists and we didn’t want the field trip to end!