Hi Touch Hi Tech returned to ACA to teach transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students about rocks and to teach fourth and fifth graders about bones. Kindergarten and transitional kindergarten sessions began with a quick lesson on rock formation, and the children were able to see and touch examples of metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks. They then prepared cards with three kinds of soil (sand, clay, humus). The highlight of the lesson was getting to look through a soil sample for larger rocks. After finding the rocks, the children matched their rocks to pictures in order to identify them.
Fourth and fifth graders were treated to a lesson entitled “No Bones About It.” It began with an explanation of animal kingdom classifications and moved into the difference between vertebrates and invertebrates. The instructor next discussed the spine, and the students used beads to make a model of the spine. They then divided into centers where they had the opportunity to view x-rays, examine and touch both real and model bones, and observe live invertebrates such as a tarantula and a giant millipede.