Virtual Junior Geologist Workshops

Partner-teachers Wanda Pickell and Andrea Eisler deliver this engaging, 1.5 hour virtual workshop for Grade 4-5 classes. Students will be introduced to the rock cycle and learn how the physical properties of rocks can tell you how they formed. They will learn about rocks and minerals as non-renewable natural resources, and how the properties of rocks and minerals determine how they are used.

Our Junior Geologist virtual workshop for intermediate students integrates Grade 4-5 science and socials curriculum. We are offering several different versions of the workshop so you can tailor the workshop to your curriculum.

The Rock Cycle
Topics covered include: • the rock cycle • rock properties as clues to how they form • BC’s mineral resources • minerals in our everyday lives

Rocks and Minerals
Topics covered include: • rock properties • identification of minerals • BC’s mineral resources • minerals in our everyday lives

The workshop includes a live 1.5 hour interactive virtual presentation by one of our experienced partner teachers, as well as access to a number of additional classroom activities, and a full class set of samples for use during the workshop (to be returned upon completion of the workshop).

Workshops are presented by one of our expert partner-teachers Wanda Pickell and Andrea Eisler.

AV Requirements: A stable internet connection and veiwing device (e.g. large TV/projector) are required for this workshop. For the optimal experience it is recommended that your classroom has a camera and mic so that the students can interact directly with the presenter.

Duration: 1.5 hours.

Cost: $5 per student; minimum of $120 per workshop.

Please do not register on behalf of another teacher. If you would like to book multiple workshop for your school please call the MineralsEd office or email