Third grade students from Bluff Park Elementary visited Vulcan Materials recently in conjunction with their earth science studies.
Students had been learning about the earth’s natural resources, different types of rocks and minerals, and how we use them. This trip provided the students the opportunity to hold and feel some of the rocks they’ve been studying.
On the trip they learned how rocks are excavated from the quarries and then crushed to be used in construction and maintenance of infrastructures.
Students were able to crush rocks in a mini rock-crusher, pick out a rock to take home and ride down into the rock quarry.