Wolf Ridge

Geology


Earth & Physical Sciences
| 4th Grade - Adult
| Half Day 3 hrs
| Difficult

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In this class, students will gain an overview of earth processes, various kinds of rocks and how they were formed and the changes that occur due to erosion. A geology timeline will be set up, rocks classified, glacial features observed and agates hunted. The class will finish with a hike to Marshall Mountain to explore different rock types and formations.

Outcomes

Upon completion of the Geology class, students will be able to:

  • Describe rocks by examining color, texture, crystal size and weight.
  • Interpret the rock cycle of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary.
  • Name the common rocks of Wolf Ridge.
  • Interpret the local landscape left by the Superior Rift and glaciation.
  • Imagine geologic time as being measured in billions of years.