Rocks

Year 6 project Rocks

Create a project about Rock. Here are 4 topics that you might wish to explore. However if there are others do discuss them with your teacher.

  Web sites for each are found below to get you started. You may well find others that help you.

 

 

 

    4. Uses for rocks

  1. Buildings
  2. Sea defences
  3. Construction
  4. Insulation
  5. Art
  6. Concretes used to join rock together / structures in their own right
  7. Modern
  8. Ancient Roman (roman concrete has some special properties that modern concrete does not always have.)
  9. https://www.mylearning.org/stories/rocks-at-cliffe-castle-museum/188
  10. https://theconstructor.org/building/uses-sedimentary-rocks/25071/
  11. http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/mitchell/technology/lessons/rocks/use.htm
  12. https://natural-history.uoregon.edu/collections/web-galleries/everyday-uses-rocks-and-minerals
  13. https://www.uen.org/lessonplan/view/2316
  14. http://www.funkidslive.com/learn/geology-rocks/geology-rocks-rock-around-homes/#
  15. Roman Concrete
  16. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_concrete
  17. https://www.romae-vitam.com/roman-concrete.html
  18. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-ancient-roman-concrete-so-strong-180963946/
  19. https://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za/posts/10-interesting-facts-about-concrete
  20. https://www.history.com/news/the-secrets-of-ancient-roman-concrete
  21. https://www.historicmysteries.com/roman-concrete/
  22. https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/07/why-modern-mortar-crumbles-roman-concrete-lasts-millennia
  23. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jul/04/why-roman-concrete-still-stands-strong-while-modern-version-decays
  24. https://theweek.com/articles/715490/what-made-roman-concrete-great