Our second and last day at Triple Play.
We started out with go-carts.
Then moved indoors to a gems and fossils learning activity.
A few of the kids "panned" for gems and fossils in this neat mock up of a mining camp. You buy a bag that is guaranteed to have either minerals or fossils. After you "pan" through the sand you can compare what you find to the chart and learn about the different minerals and rocks. There was also a fossil bag and an arrowhead bag. None of the kids chose an arrowhead bag.
Here are some of the minerals and fossils they found.
We took the teeth and separated them because they were so fragile.
This was a great warm up to tomorrow's planned trip to a real 140 year old mine
where they will get to try their hand at real panning.
Then we went bowling. They had duck pins for the little girls.
Check Elayna out in the back round of the picture
We ended the night with a quiet evening in the room reading and visiting and working on some of the school work that goes along with our field trips. We are having a great time! Thanks for those that are following along!