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Museum on the Move

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4th Graders Studying Rocks & Minerals
4th Graders Studying Rocks & Minerals
4th Graders Studying Rocks & Minerals
4th Graders Studying Rocks & Minerals

East Meadows 4th graders were scientists-in-action today, November 15. Carolyn Firestone, representative from the University of Utah, Museum of Natural History brought the mini-museum to the school so students could learn about rocks and minerals. Museum on the Move (Mom) addresses the Utah core curriculum in science. Instead of lecturing to students, MoM focuses on allowing students to think and process like actual scientists. Students observed specimens, questioned and made inferences, researched, and recorded thoughts and ideas. Schools participating in MoM can choose from four different studies: Rocks and Minerals, Fossils, Animals and the Great Salt Lake.