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Rocks and Minerals

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Is it limestone?  Pumice?  Obsidian?  Slate?  The students worked in groups to observe rocks and minerals, compare their properties, and determine the names of  the various samples they examined.  They also learned plenty of facts about rocks and minerals  from the  slide show presentation given by a  Cranbrook staff member.

Electricity and Magnets


Students enjoyed learning about static electricity and magnets on our last trip to Cranbrook.  Balloons charged with static electricity picked up balloons like magic!  Students also got a charge out of watching hair standing on end.


Making a human-student magnet helped the students understand how opposite poles attract and like poles repel one another.  photo (30)

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