Watching TV for Science Homework!

Dear Parents,

In class right now, we are studying rocks and minerals. We are looking at how rocks and minerals form, discussing how rocks and minerals can be identified, and learning about the fact that some rocks and minerals are WAY more valuable than others. One of the key learnings is that valuable minerals are not evenly distributed throughout the world.

If you want to reinforce this learning at home, consider recording Prospectors — a reality show on the Weather Channel:

http://www.weather.com/tv/shows/prospectors

It’s a really cool series that spotlights groups of prospectors in Colorado who literally scour the mountains looking for valuable mineral deposits.

Not bad for a homework assignment, right?

Hope this helps,
Bill Ferriter