Simonas Saarmann
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Rock cycle and unique crayon color workshop

Some GeoArt again )Kids learn to make their own unique wax crayon color by mixing different colors (melting and solidifying again). Like in real rock formation cycle. First they must destroy (erosion) existing crayons and mix the them (sedimentations), press and deform the powdered mass (metamorphism) and finally they melt it just to have a volcanic effect of having a mixed colored mass poring out to for their new crayon.Kids learn to understand the geological rock formation cycle. The new…See More
Nov 7, 2015
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Geology as a source for colorful inspiration

I wanted to share something I do from time to time when asked to tell kids something interesting about geology or scientific stuff that I do.I have made a short video how I try to explain for children that there is no stone that would be absolutely alike with another stone. Nature is full of variety, so we tried to look into formation of marble (along with some plate tectonics). Kids were fascinated that scientist do sometimes turn to plasticine or sandbox to simulate serious processes that are…See More
Apr 26, 2015
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Rock cycle and unique crayon color workshop

Posted on November 7, 2015 at 1:52 0 Comments

Some GeoArt again )

Kids learn to make their own unique wax crayon color by mixing different colors (melting and solidifying again). Like in real rock formation cycle. First they must destroy (erosion) existing crayons and mix the them (sedimentations), press and deform the powdered mass (metamorphism) and finally they melt it just to have a volcanic effect of having a mixed colored mass poring out to for their new crayon.

Kids learn to understand the geological rock formation…

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Geology as a source for colorful inspiration

Posted on April 26, 2015 at 1:04 0 Comments

I wanted to share something I do from time to time when asked to tell kids something interesting about geology or scientific stuff that I do.

I have made a short video how I try to explain for children that there is no stone that would be absolutely alike with another stone. Nature is full of variety, so we tried to look into formation of marble (along with some plate tectonics). Kids were fascinated that scientist do sometimes turn to plasticine or sandbox to simulate serious…

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