In-Class Field Trips for Grade Three Students

This program rocks!

rocks-minerals-1Working in groups, students will explore Alberta’s rich fossil and dinosaur history. They will learn about rocks, minerals, gems and soil found on Earth’s surface. The students will rotate through five stations involving detailed investigations in sorting, classification and testing of samples. Through observation and classification, the students will be able to recognize differences between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks, and discover the many ways rocks and minerals are used in our everyday life. They will take part in a screening/sifting activity, where the students get to screen a scoop of rocks, and keep the polished stone which they manage to sift out!

2023 Science Curriculum Links:

Earth Systems:  What visible changes can be identified by examining Earth’s surface?

Field Trip Information:

Cost (does not include GST): $237.93 per session.

Number of Adult Helpers Required: 5
The field trip can’t happen without them. Check out our FAQ page for hints on where to find your helpers.

Field Trip Length: 2 hours (we will be working through recess)
Facilitator will arrive approximately 20 minutes before start time for set up.

Room Requirements

  • 5 tables with chairs for the groups to work around plus one table for our materials.

Other Expectations

  • Please have helpers arrive 10 minutes before start time for briefing.