Geology Excursion Rocks!
The Year 9 Environmental Science class went on an excursion to study the geology of the Perth region recently.
First, the boys went to the lookout at Mosman Park for a panoramic view of the Darling Ranges. Here, they learnt about the age of the igneous and metamorphic rocks that make up the Darling plateau. Our next stop was the cliffs at Peppermint Grove, adjacent to the Swan River. At this site, we studied the sedimentary rock formations and the varying conditions under which this feature was deposited. The boys also learnt about the fossilised remains of tree roots (rhizoliths) and came to realise that sea levels do indeed change over time! Our last stop of the day was the fossilised beach at Cottesloe.
The boys enjoyed the excursion and the opportunity to study science outside of the classroom.
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