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

Snow "Rocks"


Students will learn what a mineral is through a hands-on exploration of snowflakes. They will have the opportunity to look at a snowflake through a magnifying glass and see it up close.


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.