Children's Water Education Council
c/o Waterloo Region Museum 10 Huron Rd.,
Kitchener, ON N2P 2R7
Phone: (519)748-1914
Fax: (519)748-0009
Email: rsusan@cwec.ca

Festival Activity Centres

Living on a Layer Cake


How is the earth formed beneath our feet? Students will participate in interactive demonstration to identify the various layers of earth formed through time. They will learn a new 'Rock Song'.


Earth and Space Systems, Grade 3 (Soil in the Environment)

Soil is made up of living and non-living things.
The composition, characteristics, and condition of soil determine its capacity to sustain life.
  1. investigate the composition and characteristics of different soils;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the composition of soils, the types of soils, and the relationship between soils and other living things.

Earth and Space Systems, Grade 4 (Rocks and Minerals)

Rocks and minerals have unique characteristics and properties that are a result of how they were formed.
The properties of rocks and minerals determine society’s possible uses for them.
Our use of rocks and minerals affects the environment.

  1. assess the social and environmental impacts of human uses of rocks and minerals;
  2. investigate, test, and compare the physical properties of rocks and minerals;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the physical properties of rocks and minerals.
The Children's Water Education Council gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. With $100 million in annual funding from the province's charitable gaming initiatives, the Foundation provides grants to eligible charitable and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, culture, sports, recreation, environment and social services sectors.