Rocks really do ROCK!
Journey with us...deep into the Earth where rocks are liquid! In the new interactive Geology exhibit, we will explore the minerals that make rocks look different, and the forces that shape the ground around us from sand to sandstone! Examine glowing minerals, and compare beautiful colors. Together, we will explore how the Earth beneath your feet is formed and can change!
Rock cycle, metamorphic, igneous rock, sedimentary rock, minerals, Earth forces, erosion
Asking questions, making observations, analyzing and interpreting data
Program includes moving short distances in groups, and sitting on the floor for discussion & activities. Chairs and/or tables are available upon request. Students may experience an animal encounter with a turtle or tortoise. We believe there should be no boundaries for your students' Burpee Museum experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact us at 815-965-3433. We look forward to assisting you.
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The Earth Below Our Feet
Walk through each stage on how magma, or liquid rock, transitions into the sand, soil, and rocks we see everyday!
Learn how geological processes influenced living organisms under the sea during the Ordovician period!!
Metamorphism: Heat, & Pressure
Learn about what it takes for limestone to transition into metamorphic rocks, such as marble!
History of Mining
Take a look into Rockford's mining history, and get to view spectacular geological samples!