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Kids Rock Camp! Exploring Rocks, Gems & Other Wonders of the Earth

In this camp class students will learn all about rocks; how they are formed, fossils, caves, erosion, art with rocks, and more! Each day will include hands on learning, sharing from your rock collection, cool facts, and games!
Mrs. Janice Schill
525 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 6 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$14 per class
Meets 2x per week
Over 2 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn:
-general rock and mineral knowledge such as how different rocks are formed and uses of rocks
-difference between a rock and mineral
-distinctions between different types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks
-history of rock art
-how we use rocks and minerals in every day of our lives
-types of fossils
...and much more!

This class will cover a bit of geology, science, social studies, history, art and language arts! 
As a homeschool Mom I am a believer in following learner’s passions and making learning fun. I have seen the ageless sparkle in learner’s eyes when they find an interesting rock and followed this natural curiosity for inspiration in creating this class. I have done the hours and hours of research into geology, petrology and consulted with my expert rock collector children themselves in creating this "Kids Rock Camp!"  In short, we dug up all the dirt on rocks and minerals and kept it fun, informative, and relevant keeping learning rich and inspiring. :)
Students may want to start their own rock collection.

Optional homework is provided,  worksheets will be uploaded to the online classroom to practice their new skills and knowledge. 
Materials Required Each Week: Paper and pencil Crayons/Markers If your learner has a rock collection, please bring it to class! There will be optional science experiments to follow along in class, each is designed to use materials you will have at home and child led. A detailed supply list will be provided in advance. Here is an idea of the optional supplies: 1st class: Paper and pencil, crayons/markers and a rock for share and tell (these will be required every week). 2nd class: An edible experiment will be made in class, a supply list will be posted in class for those that want to follow along. This will be made up of common pantry/stocked items. 3rd class: A clean rock and permanent markers. 4th Class: 3 chocolate chip cookies, a toothpick, a small cup of water, a plate, and a spoon. Reminders and supply lists are explained in class and posted in the online classroom a week in advance. **Each learner can choose to participate or to follow along and listen and learn, these are all OPTIONAL.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There will be optional in class science experiments and art projects all are aimed to be student led and with everyday materials. Parent/Adult supervision maybe necessary depending on child. 


Mrs. Janice SchillInspiring curiosity and imagination to fuel life long learning.
525 total reviews
446 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Janice, I am a business professional by degree but have a passion for teaching! I have a Bachelors of Administration Degree, majoring in Business Management - graduating cum laude honors.  I am currently a stay at home mother and... 
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