Think like a rock

Rocks are all around us, but have you ever wondered where they come from? Why are there so many different kinds?  Can they tell us anything? In this interactive play-based geology activity, students use 3D landscape models of the New England region alongside real specimens to explore some of the local geological history and how rocks control the way landscapes change over time. Students learn about sedimentary geology, erosion and deposition, volcanoes and igneous geology. We work together to determine why different rock types form in different environments, and what we can discover about the past that is written in the rocks.

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