Year 3 Rocks!

This week in Science, year 3 have been learning all about rocks.

 

We started off by working on our classifying and sorting skills and looking at the properties of various types of rock. We used lots of descriptive language to describe the rocks such as smooth, rough, sharp, dusty and grainy. ​We also thought about different ways that we can sort them, like into colours or texture.

 

Then we worked on our prediction, observation and testing skills by carrying out an enquiry into which rocks are permeable (this means that it absorbs water!). We had some fascinating findings and decided that chalk was our most permeable rock and that slate was impermeable. 

 

Have a look below at some images of us during our experiment!

 

What do you think? Are there any rocks that you think will be permeable? Test them out at home!

 

 

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