This the second in our three-part exploration of rocks. I’m teaching my 5-year-old about the three kinds of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), what they are made of, and how they are created. All three science experiments are being conducted in the kitchen. Today, we’re learning about sedimentary rocks.
First, discuss with your child what sedimentary rock is made out of… mud, sand, and dead plants and animals. Over time (hundreds of thousands of years), these materials are pressed together and hardened to create layers of rock.
Here’s what you’ll need: Bread (two slices), peanut butter or Nutella (or, if allergic, honey, cream cheese, hummus, or another mud-like food your child will like), brown sugar, nuts or seeds (or, if allergic, an alternative hard food that looks like bone), banana slices or raisins, and a plate.
Step 1: Spread the peanut butter (or other mud-like food product)…
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