The first graders of The Trail have been busy with their investigation of ROCKS! They gathered rocks from around the school grounds to add to the ones provided in our kits. The students worked together to observe the properties of many different rocks. They performed tests to measure the weight, density, luster, hardness, and size. A streak test and a vinegar-reaction test was also conducted. Finally, students recorded their results in a flipbook and shared and compared their findings with other class members. The first graders enjoyed these real life, hands-on experiments and are looking forward to their study on different types of soils.