Geology Archive

10 Scientific Activities for International Earth Day

On April 22, International Mother Earth Day is celebrated worldwide. We think it is a great opportunity for science activities that are related to our natural environment. This celebration is in recognition of the Earth and its ecosystems as a source of life. It also reminds us of our responsibility to care for and preserve our planet for present and future generations. So to celebrate, we’re going to suggest some …

Summer Experiments: Exploring Dirt and Mud

We will continue with other activities of scientific experimentation and outdoor play. Following some of the ideas found in this blog, we have been collecting in glass jars some soil samples from the different places we have visited: their father’s kitchen garden, the river, the beach, the path to the pool, the park…etc. He have labeled all the jars and kept them tightly closed. As we were collecting the samples, …

Digging Up Fossils

After our last visit to the Museum of Natural Science in Barcelona, we still had pending a scientific activity that was to make our own fossils, so got to work on it. We tried two types of fossils. We made the first ones with white clay (for crafts). First we wrapped our fossils with the clay. Those fossils were a little dinosaur and some sea shells that we let dry …