20 March—22 March 2019

Rock on!

Discover the fascinating world of geology with activities investigating how rocks and soils are made. Discover what a geologist does, find out how plate tectonics shape our geological landscape, identify types of rocks using their features and  make a soil profile to take home, all led by university experts.

The children will:

  • Meet university experts
  • Discover what a geologist does
  • Find out how rocks are formed from minerals
  • Discuss uses of rocks
  • Work in groups, rotating through four different activities to find out how are rocks and soils are formed:
    –  Plate tectonics and igneous rock
    –  Make a soil profile
    –  Sedimentary rock
    –  Metamorphic rocks
  • Ask and answer questions about rocks, soils, volcanoes and earthquakes
  • Explore Bristol Museum’s geology gallery

Suitable for: Years 3-6
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

We have two sessions available at 10.15am – 11.45am and 12.30pm – 2pm

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

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Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.