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.

More Information

Activities include:

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

Minimum charge may apply. Prices are valid until 31st March 2020.

Minimum and maximum group: 20 to 60 pupils.

Adult:Pupil Ratio: 1:6

Duration: 120 minutes

Ipswich Museum

Half Day Session

£4.20 per child (Non-Borough School)
£3.70 per child (Ipswich Borough School)

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

We are now invoicing all school groups for their visits. Invoices will follow approximately 10 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.

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

What’s On

Events

Discover new ideas in Ipswich.

Browse the diary to discover what’s on in Ipswich, including fun events for all the family, talks, tours and evening events for adults.

Exhibitions + Displays

Our programme draws from Ipswich’s own art and museum collections, as well as touring exhibitions and work by local artists. 

Browse the diary to find out what you can see across Ipswich Museums.

Where will your adventure start?