Delivered by a professional geologist who brings enough samples for all of the pupils to examine. This activity looks at the formation of the Earth, the rocks and minerals within it and how to go about identifying them.
Curriculum Topics: Rocks, Living Things & Their Habitats, Forces & Magnets, States of Matter, Working Scientifically.
How the day works?
This workshop fills a vital gap in the primary science curriculum delivered by a professional geologist, who brings enough samples for all of the pupils to examine. The Rocks session looks at the formation of the Earth, the rocks and minerals within it and how to go about identifying them. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the physical world and enjoy practical sessions which will allow scientific enquiry.
The day will allow for 2.5 to 3 hour sessions within a classroom environment with 30 students. The session will be supported by volunteers from industry dependent on availability and location.
How much does it cost?
A full day at school which provides 2 sessions (am/pm) for up to 30 students each time. We also offer a discount for back-to-back bookings to cover larger or different year groups for example in MATS and school clusters.
State & SEN discounted* to £500/day
Independent Schools - £600/day
* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose
What are the benefits of this activity?
How Students Benefit:
- Science session from a professional geologist
- Identification of their own specimens brought to class
- Bringing subject to life with practical examples of use of rocks.
How Teachers Benefit:
- An exciting, flexible workshop to support pupils' learning
- Accurate information from an accredited Earth Science specialist.
How Schools Benefit:
- Helps strengthen the schools reputation
- Develops links to local companies with the volunteers involved
- Assists in meeting Gatsby career engagement benchmarks starting from a primary setting
- Helps enhance the school's reputation for creative learning