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Third Graders 'Play' With Pet Rocks
Making A Pet Rock Fun House
Third Grade students in Mrs. Sterbal's room had fun making things for their Pet Rocks to do.
 
The Pet Rock activity is an extension to their unit on Rocks and Minerals.  This year's project incorporated STEAM skills as the students had to make Pet Rock Playgrounds.  The students were challenged to create either a Twisty Slide, a Working Swing, a Play House or a Jungle Gym for their Pet Rocks.  They could only use the materials that they collected for the project and the Pet Rocks had to be able to use whatever the students constructed for them.
 
It was fun to see the excitement on the students' faces when their engineering designs worked!  Please click here to see some photos of the Pet Rock Playgrounds.