(Discover the Outdoors)
by KerryÂ Cordy
What color is it?
Are there any patterns in your rock such as stripesÂ or flecks?
Is it heavy or light?
Does it break easily?
Otter:Â Do four requirementsÂ including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Penguin requirements 1Â & 2.
_____ 2. *Â Draw the four layers of the earth; crust, innerÂ core, outer core, and mantle.
Dolphin:Â Do five requirementsÂ including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Otter requirements 1Â & 2.Â Find out the names of at least three of your rocks.
_____ 2.*Â Â Understand the difference between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocksÂ and how each areÂ formed.
Butterfly:Â Do six requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Dolphin requirements 1 & 2.Â Know the names of at least 5 rocks you have collected.Â For each of the 5 rocks you identified, answer the following questions:
Where did it come from?
What is the name of your specimen?
What color is it?
Do we make use of it?Â If so, how?
Is it igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic?
Is it hard or soft?
Is it heavy or light as compared to aluminum or lead?
Does it contain visible minerals?Â If so, what?
_____ 2.*Â Understand the difference between a rock and a mineral.Â Make a list of at least 50 minerals and learn about at least 5 of them.
Eagle:Â Do seven requirements including the two starred.
_____ 1.*Â Do Butterfly requirements 1 & 2.
_____ 2.*Â Learn about the history of minerals such as gold, silver, and copper and how they have effected various cultures.
Owl:Â Do 9 requirements including the 2 starred:
_____ 1. *Â Do Eagle requirements 1 & 2
_____ 2. *Â Teach someone how to do a skill from this badge or teach some knowledge about this badge to someone. Â Â You can teach kids, your spouse, seniors, anyone, just as long as you are sharing your new found knowledge.Â Â If for some reason you cannot teach what you have learned to someone else, you may choose an additional 2 optional requirements instead.
_____ 3.Â Make a craft using rocks.
_____ 4.Â Learn about what erosion is and how it effects the land.Â Find at least 3 examples of erosion in your neighborhood.
_____ 5.Â Look around your neighborhood and see how many things you can find that are made out of rock such as sidewalks, or buildings.Â Butterflies, Eagles, and Owls should know what type of rock was used and why.
_____ 6.Â Participate in a community service project that involves rocks or minerals. Examples might include volunteering to help at rock and mineral show or helping with an erosion control project.
_____ 7.Â Make aÂ list of precious and semi-precious stones used for adornment.Â Be able toÂ recognize and nameÂ at least 10 and find out where they come from.
_____ 8. Take a field trip to a place of geologic interest. Write a short essay or draw a picture about what you learned.
_____ 9.Â Make an edible craft to represent your study of rocks.Â Examples might include rock candy, dirt cupcakes, candy jewelry, chocolate rocks, etc.
_____ 10.Â Visit a lapidary (artist who works with gemstones) and find out about their craft.
_____ 11.Â Attend a rock and mineral show or exhibit.
_____ 12.Â Dirt and sand are simply broken down pieces of rock.Â Create an art project using soil, clay, or sand.Â Examples might be a colored sand jar, pottery, chalk drawings, etc.
_____ 13.Â Start a rock collection.Â Find a box or object to store your rocks in.Â Collect rocks from at least 5 different locations away from your home.
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