Rocks Around Us


  • Capacity: 30 pupils
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Type: Workshop
Book Session

Discover that not all hard things are rocks and that some have surprising properties.

Pupils will identify a selection of minerals and their properties to learn why these themselves are not rocks, but are important in the formation of them. Learners will understand how different types of rock – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary – are formed and how each is related to the other with our animated rock cycle. Finish the session by getting into knots as we reveal how the rock ‘cycle’ isn’t always circular.

Please note: This session is only available as part of a 'Build your Own Discovery Day' package, for more information check out Visiting Thinktank page.

Costs: £375 for full day or £240 for half day.

(Available Monday - Friday).

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