Outdoor Hour Challenge- Rock Study With Magnifying Lens

Outdoor Hour Challenge:
Now that we have all started our rock collections either by gathering rocks during our outdoor time or finding rocks we had already in the house, let’s take a closer look using a magnifying lens. This is where you are going to learn just how interesting rocks can be when you slow way down to take a careful look at them. Use the printable below to help you get started.

Rocks Up Close Printable Activity
Print the Rocks Up Close activity page and use it to guide a careful study of your rock. Sketch your rock carefully using colored pencils or markers.

Rocks Up Close Printable

Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #8. This challenge is perfect to go along with the Up Close and Personal challenge using your magnifying lens and the notebook page from the ebook.Have fun and learn as much as you can by looking carefully at your rocks.
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  1. I love the way you said “this is where you discover just how interesting rocks can be when you slow way down to take a careful look at them.” I have found that in nature study, everything is much more interesting and informative in nature when we slow way down to study them.

  2. Thank you for how you inspire us all to notice and appreciate – even rocks up close!

  3. We got outside this week and collected a lot of rocks. I reread the focus and consistency post and the post after New Town.Art and nature are so important but I put them off to do what I think I should even though I know better. My kids flourish when I make time for these things. My kids that struggle with focus experience success. Thank you for taking the time to share it is making a huge difference in this home.


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