Investigate different types of rocks and relate their properties and appearance to their formation.
The museum has an amazing collection of rocks, minerals and fossils including the Bristol diamond. Eager young geologists can develop their scientific skills by handling, studying and comparing different specimens.
- Handle and study a range of specimens
- Compare and group specimens by appearance and physical properties
- Investigate how rocks and fossils were formed
- Use skills of observation and scientific thinking skills
Suitable for: Year 1-6
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session
We have two sessions available at 10.15-11.15am and 11.15am-12.15pm. Further sessions may be available in the afternoon, so please ask.
Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Free use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.
Learning enquiry form
Please complete this form to start the booking process.
The pupils will work in three groups. Each group will require support from at least one adult.
Recommended ratio one adult for every six pupils.
It’s important that everyone washes their hands after this workshop.
You are welcome to take photographs. We’d love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media.
Eating and drinking is not permitted in the museum. Crumbs attract pests and our collections are far too precious to be attacked!
The school lunch room is available by prior arrangement and is free for schools booking workshops.