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A rocking end to the week

This week in science we started our new unit, entirely dedicated to rocks, promising to uncover the secrets of these ancient geological wonders.

Our exploration began with a focus on understanding the diverse ways rocks can be categorised. With enthusiasm bubbling, our students delved into the three primary classifications: metamorphic, igneous, and sedimentary. This week, our attention was captivated by the fiery origins of igneous rocks.

We unravelled the mysteries of igneous rocks, discovering that they are born near the fiery breath of volcanoes, emerging from cooled magma. Through engaging discussions and interactive activities, our students learnt about the two distinct types of igneous rocks: extrusive and intrusive.

Extrusive rocks, as we learnt, cool rapidly on the Earth's surface, trapping bubbles of gas to create unique textures and structures. Meanwhile, intrusive rocks undergo a slower cooling process beneath the Earth's crust, allowing for the formation of mesmerising crystals as they gradually solidify.

With hands-on exploration, our classroom transformed into a geologist's dream as students eagerly examined rocks, discerning their characteristics and categorising them based on their inferred origins. The excitement was palpable as our young scientists honed their observation skills and engaged in lively discussions, sharing their insights and discoveries.

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