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RMSC DELIVERS: Rocks and Minerals

Grades 3-7 | This outreach gives the student a hands-on understanding of geology.

  • RMSC Delivers: Experiences at Your Site
  • 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
  • Earth Systems

RMSC Delivers: Experiences at Your School

This outreach gives the student a hands-on understanding of geology. Igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks are explored. Through experimentation, along with the observation of color, streak, luster, and the use of the Mohs hardness scale, students are able to identify a variety of minerals.

NYS Standards:
  • 3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.
  • 4-PS3-2 Make observations to provide evidence that energy is conserved as it is transferred and/or converted from one form to another.
  • 4-ESS1-1  Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time.
  • 5-PS1-3 Make observations and measurements to identify materials based on their properties. 
  • MS-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
  • MS-ESS1-4 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence from rock strata for how the geologic time scale is used to organize Earth’s 4.6-billion-year-old history. 
  • MS-ESS2-1 Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth’s materials and the flow of energy that drives this process

How To Book

  • Call: 585.697.1942

  • Reservation Lead Time: At least 3 weeks

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942


When Is It?

  • Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/07/2022
  • End Date: 06/22/2023
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 15
  • Maximum Attendance: 30

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Price per Performance*: $150 1-30 Students; $250 31-60 Students; $350 61-90 Students; $425 91+ Students * Mileage will be charged for venues outside of Monroe County.