MOUNTAINS, COAL AND LIMESTONE

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GRADE 3

Students become scientists as they explore the different rocks that are found in the Bow Valley and how mountains in the Bow Valley were formed. Students will also learn how local limestone is mined and used to make cement and meet with a person who works at the Lafarge Exshaw plant to learn about their work. Program concludes with students making (and eating) their own mountain out of ice cream!

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Description

Students become scientists as they explore the different rocks that are found in the Bow Valley and how mountains in the Bow Valley were formed. Students will also learn how local limestone is mined and used to make cement and meet with a person who works at the Lafarge Exshaw plant to learn about their work. Program concludes with students making (and eating) their own mountain out of ice cream!

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

The program addresses the following:
Science Curriculum – Topic A: Rocks and Minerals
3 – 5 Demonstrate knowledge of materials that comprise Earth’s crust, and demonstrate skill in classifying these materials.

  • 1. Compare samples of various kinds of rock, and identify similarities and differences.
  • 2. Given a description of the properties of a particular rock or mineral, identify a sample rock or mineral that matches those properties.
  • 7. Describe some common uses of rocks and minerals; and identify examples of those uses within the school, home or local community.

Social Studies Curriculum – Develop Skills of Historical Thinking
3.S.2 develop skills of historical thinking:

  • correctly apply terms related to time, including past, present, future;
  • arrange events, facts and/or ideas in sequence

Location: Canmore Museum
Length: 75 minutes
Fee: $5.00 per student