Junior Activities

Join us!
Our Junior meetings are currently online using a platform
called Zoom. We meet the first Friday of the month until
we can meet in person. Watch for emails or contact us for more information.

In Person meetings are temporarily cancelled.
Juniors meet the third Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm. 
Everyone is welcome!
Visit the home page, "Up Coming Events", for a current listing of Juniors Activities which includes dates and time. Click or tap
You may also view the calendar below.

Juniors Activity Calendar 2020 

January: What is a Rock? Rocks have different characteristics that set them apart from others. We will be learning the properties of rocks such as slate, marble, chalk, granite and pumice. Which rocks split? Do any of these rocks float? 
Photo by selftution.com

February: What is definition of Mineral and Rock? What is the difference between a Rock and a Mineral? Looking at Core Samples. How do Core Samples help us study history? 
Short Video: Intro to 3 types of Rocks
Photo by Theresa VanHook Pinterest

  How many naturally occurring minerals are there in the world? 
Book by Baby Professor

April: We will study the three main types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. 
Photo by quizlet

May: Intro to Rock Identification. Study various ways by which we can identify minerals, including color, crystal shape, luster, cleavage, and hardness. Mini Rock ID quiz 
Photo by lizzadromuseum.org

June: How Hard is Hard? This particular activity focuses on hardness and introducing the Mohs Scale of Hardness and Streak Testing. Bill Nye the Science Guy Video 
Photo by Encyclopedia Britanica

July: What is a Fossil? 
Part 1 The Forms of Fossilization. Make-a-Fossil: An Activity with Clay and Plaster. 
Photo by proglodytes

August: What is a Fossil? 
Part 2 Show and tell display of different types of Fossils. Short Video Bill Nye the Science Guy Fossilization                                        
Photos by dkfindout

September: Study of Fluorescent Rock presentations. Juniors individual and group Display case design plans and preparations. 
Photo by geology.com

October: Juniors hosting activity for General Club meeting and formal Jr. Federation presentations program. 
Photo by Clip Art Library and Pinclipart

November: Equipment: Differences Between Tumblers, Sanders and Saws.
Join regular club for viewing of equipment presentation. 
Photo by Lortone

December: Juniors short meeting. Join in Christmas Party Potluck Gift exchange.

Photo by Charles M Schultz

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We meet in the basement of :
Zion Lutheran Church
720 Jefferson Street
(entrance on 8th street)
Oregon City, OR 97045  
Our meeting starts at 7pm and we start gathering around 6:30pm.

Last update 7-14-2020
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