NC Geology

A rock is a rock, correct? Not so! Learn the basics of geology by examining typical North Carolina rocks and practice identifying and classifying them. After reviewing the formation of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, we will learn to read a geologic map of North Carolina, and classify our geologic specimens. Teams will use their specimens to determine the best rock types used as building materials and discuss why they are, or are not, good materials for construction. This program will be held in the Natural World Investigate Lab.

Science Curriculum Correlation(s):6.E.2, 8.E.2, EEn.2.1

Scheduling information: Scheduling for the 2017–2018 school year begins Tuesday, August 15, 2017. You must register for programs at least six weeks in advance of your group’s visit. To schedule this program, contact the Missy Chernick, Scheduling Assistant at 919.707.8860 or submit an online Scheduling Request Form.