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Earth Rocks!

Webelos_AoL Earth RocksEarth Rocks!,
a Webelos and Arrow of Light Elective Adventure

“Through this adventure, Webelos Scouts will see the relevancy of earth science and how it impacts their daily lives.  They will begin to understand the use of rocks and minerals in everyday items.  Their investigations will give them an understanding of geological events and they will have the opportunity to learn about geological features in their own state,” according to the Webelos Den Leader guide.

Read on for the requirements and ideas you can use to complete them.

Requirements:

Complete all Requirements.

  1. Do the following:
    a. Explain the meaning of the word “geology.”
    b. Explain why this kind of science is an important part of your world.
  2. Look for different kinds of rocks or minerals while on a rock hunt with your family or your den.
  3. Do the following:
    a. Identify the rocks you see on your rock hunt. Use the information in your handbook to determine which types of rocks you have collected.
    b. With a magnifying glass, take a closer look at your collection. Determine any differences between your specimens.
    c. Share what you see with your family or den.
  4. Do the following:
    a. With your family or den, make a mineral test kit, and test minerals according to the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.
    b. Record the results in your handbook.
  5. Identify on a map of your state some geological features in your area.
  6. Do the following:
    a. Identify some of the geological building materials used in building your home.
    b. Identify some of the geological materials used around your community.

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