Rocks, Minerals & Gemstones (Earth Science, grades 5 & 6)
Budding Geologists will learn about petrology (the study of rocks) and make jewelry in this art meets science workshop. Students will learn about different rock types and the minerals that compose them. They will use Kopernik’s special polarizing microscope to see how light passes through different kinds of rocks. They also will learn about precious gemstones found in different parts of the world and create their own earrings, necklaces, and ornaments. In addition, students will observe rocks that fluoresce and will create their own glow-in-the-dark pet rock! Tuition includes $20 materials fee.