What’s That Rock?

Suitable for KS2

In this half-day interactive session pupils will explore rocks and soils using science and English skills. They will investigate different types of rocks and soils by using gallery displays and handling collections to practice scientific enquiry skills, including observation and prediction. They will be introduced to the rock cycle and the three main groups of rocks, investigate these groups more closely, learn about what soils are made of and their properties, before testing everything they have learned in a fun discussion at the end.

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Activities include:

  • Handling different types of rock.
  • Experimenting to discover what makes soils.
  • Exploring a gallery trail.
  • Observation, testing and discussion.


Minimum and maximum group sizes: 20 to 60 pupils.

Adult:Pupil ratio: 1:6

Duration: 120 minutes, 10am – 12.30pm

A minimum charge may apply. Prices are valid until 31st March 2022.

Ipswich Museum

Half day session

£3.70 per child (Ipswich Borough schools)
£4.20 per child (non Borough school)

Things to note

All school, nursery and group visits must be booked in advance.

To enquire about a visit or to make a booking please contact us.

We are now invoicing all school groups for their visits. Invoices will follow approximately 20 working days from the date of your trip. The number of children indicated on the booking form is an approximate. You will only be charged for the number of children who actually visit on the day.

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