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Pet Rocks

Travel from the very centre of our planet, discover the shifting plates and get blasted out a volcano!  During this workshop pupils will build up an integrated picture of the earth’s structure using exciting hand specimens and link this to volcanoes and earthquakes.  They will discover the diversity of volcanoes on the planet and finish with a team game investigating the properties of their real volcanic ‘Pet Rock’.    

  • Social Studies

People, place and environment: I can describe the physical processes of a natural disaster and discuss its impact on people and the landscape.


  • Sciences 

Materials: Having explored the substances that make up Earth’s surface, I can compare some of their characteristics and uses.

SCN 2-17a

  • Literacy and English

Listening and Talking—Tools for listening and talking: When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking.

LIT 2-02a

Finding and using information: I can select ideas and relevant information, organise these in an appropriate way for my purpose and use suitable vocabulary for my audience.

LIT 2-06a