Fire and Ice

First and Second Level - Outdoors Workshop

Class Level: P5-P7

Duration: 2 hours

In this workshop we will look at different rocks in various parts of Holyrood Park, examining them for evidence of the amazing and violent geological history of Arthur’s Seat. From tropical seas to 350 million-year-old lava flows and boulders moved by the ice, we will discuss the changes in the park throughout geological time and the uses of the contrasting rock types.

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

SCIENCES

SCIENCES

  • Having explored the substances that make up Earth’s surface, I can compare some of their characteristics and uses. SCN 2-17a

SOCIAL STUDIES

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • I can describe the major characteristic features of Scotland’s landscape and explain how these were formed. SOC 2-07a
  • I can explain how the physical environment influences the ways in which people use land by comparing my local area with a contrasting area. SOC 2-13a

LITERACY

LITERACY

  • When I engage with others, I can respond in ways appropriate to my role, show that I value others’ contributions and use these to build on thinking. LIT 2-02a