Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Geologist in the Making ...

On the same day as the Great Katy Bug Adventure (A Budding Entomologist), Noli also tried her hand at geology (more like a rock collector, actually).


She loves to look for rocks with crystals in them and fossils and those with funny shapes.



When she found this one, I pointed out that it kind of looked like the shape of Texas (loosely, I'll admit) which she thought was cool since we live in Texas!



and then she turned it over .... a heart!
Can you see it?



She found one with crystals ....



and another sort of heart, and a perfectly rectangular one ....



and this really cool one that looks like a real human heart!
From the front



and the back
"Isn't that just the coolest," she says. "There are tiny shells in it!"



and then, oh my! A FOSSIL!
don't you think those are dinosaur toes?



inside to wash her loot ....



clean rocks!


We learned that geology is the study of the earth, including rocks, and that petrology is specifically studying rocks! And that someone who likes to look at rocks is called a "rockhound." 
She thought that was pretty funny!  


The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth (Magic School Bus Series)

Then we read the Magic School Bus book "Inside the Earth" which was pretty good and funny too!

I think she did quite well with her geology lesson!

♥♥♥  Linking Noli's Geology lesson to Alphabe-Thursday at Miss Jenny's classroom, where we are studying the letter G!


Jenny Matlock


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22 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

What a flashback this post brought to mind. Looking for rocks, digging for rocks was a favorite pastime for the kids and me when they were small. I recall in '97 when we vacationed in Maine. We visited Pebble Beach. That was such a cool and interesting spot with so many beautiful rocks. We brought home a good stash of them, too. It was great fun reading your 'G' write up!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What fun rocks...and what a fun time with Noli :)
I love how you turn her adventures into learning events :)
Love the heart with the shells in it!

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

Your pictures are beautiful! When I was a child my father used to varnish the stones that I brought home from the beach & wow does that ever bring out colors and other details. Stopping by from Blogging Buddies.
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Angie
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Heather Everson said...

As a kid I used to collect rocks and fossils and I loved learning what they all were and identifying them. Now my 3 yr old collects rocks too!

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Yankee Burrow Creations said...

what a great time!!! my daughter also loves to collect rocks...but she tries to bring home the biggest ones. And that always reminds me of the Lucy Ball movie..."The Long Long Trailer".
Debbi
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Ames said...

I love it! I also love watching my granddaughter experience new things. Who knows, maybe she will be a Geologist when she grows up!~Ames

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

GREAT photos and what a wonderful idea to do with your little one! I love exploring nature with my kiddos!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Noli found some fabulous rocks! She's definitely a rock hound and perhaps will one day be a geologist, even if as a hobbyist. How fun that you get to spend this time with her while she learns such interesting information about the earth on which she lives!

storybeader said...

you all have so much fun with Noli come over. Lots of heart shaped rocks! Great that you had some books about it too. {:-D

Erika said...

I would have thought that was a vertebrae! What a fun time while doing a bit of learning.

Judie said...

I LOVE ROCKS!!! I love them so much that I have a lighted niche in my bathroom to display some of my collection. For her birthday, I am sending my granddaughter a collection of crystals from all over the world. This is an excellent post!!!

Rose said...

What a fun post! She got a great collection of rocks.

Kathleen said...

Fellow "rockhound" here! Those are some spectacular finds, Noli! How fun =)

Our Village is a Little Different said...

Wow! She found some treasures!

anitamombanita said...

what a cute little geologist. Those were some pretty unusual rocks too!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I agree...what a cute little geologist! Such great rock finds! Pretty awesome to see what she uncovered :o)

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ImSoVintage said...

What great finds. I love the heart rock :)

Rita said...

This must be how my SIL got started. She is now in her fifties and has piles of collected rocks all over her house. The fill containers in every room, lay in piles in corners, are stacked on windowsills and mantlepieces, surround all the plants inside and outside, form lines around the deck and porch rails. If there is a empty sport anywhere you can bet that after her next vacation it will also be filled with some new rock.

BeadedTail said...

Noli found some great rocks! I still enjoy looking for rocks on hikes or shells on the beach. Nature is incredible!

KDL said...

Those are some great rocks! I have one that I found when I was in middle school that is shaped like a heart - not a real human one but a valentine one. I have kept it all these years. My kids love Magic School Bus.

Jenny said...

What a gorgeously sweet little geologist!

I hope she keeps that interest!

I was always hoping my son would be one (so he could take me to look at rocks and stuff - ha!) but it didn't happen!

We used to varnish rocks as well.

My middle Grandlittle came home from vacation and asked me, "Did you bring rocks home from your trip?"

When I told her yes...she got all excited and said she had, too!

Thanks for a fun link for the letter "G".

A+

Jenny said...

What a gorgeously sweet little geologist!

I hope she keeps that interest!

I was always hoping my son would be one (so he could take me to look at rocks and stuff - ha!) but it didn't happen!

We used to varnish rocks as well.

My middle Grandlittle came home from vacation and asked me, "Did you bring rocks home from your trip?"

When I told her yes...she got all excited and said she had, too!

Thanks for a fun link for the letter "G".

A+

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