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(770) 606-5700

Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

Outreach Programs – Rockin’ Rollers

For use in schools, libraries, scout meetings or any other educational setting, these rollers contain several touch pieces so students can directly interact with the materials. A variety of activities and information sheets are included with each kit. A kit may be checked out for one week with a $50 deposit.

THEMES AVAILABLE

This kit includes sheets with basic information on each mineral, including chemical composition, properties, and where it is found.

The minerals included in this kit are: Topaz, Moonstone, Ruby, Quartz, Amethyst, Rose quartz, Emerald, Peridot, Tourmaline, Magnetite, Hematite, Turquoise, Galena, Aquamarine, Garnet, Sapphire, Sulfur, Pyrite, Fluorite, and Malachite

Activity:

After an explanation and discussion of what minerals are and a brief history of birthstones, students use the minerals from the Rockin’ Roller kit to fill out a birthstone activity board. Several follow-up discussion points are included to allow students further opportunities to explore mineral concepts.

This kit includes sheets with basic information on each rock sample, including where it is found, how it is formed and its uses.

The rocks included in this kit are: Granite, Pumice, Scoria, Basalt, Obsidian, Sandstone, Limestone, Conglomerate, Shale, Gneiss, Marble, Schist, and Slate.

Activity:

After an introduction into the concept of the rock cycle and rock classification, students are asked to organize the various rock samples into their rock type (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) according to provided classification criteria. For a more difficult activity for older students, they can be asked to use the provided dichotomous key to further identify which rock (granite, pumice, etc.) a particular sample is.

This kit includes sheets with basic information on each sample, including what the fossil is, what information can be learned about prehistoric life, and how fossils form. The kit also includes a laminated geologic time scale.

The fossils included in this kit are: Trilobite, Ammonite, Orthoceras, Brachiopod, Sea urchin, Shark tooth, Oyster, Dinosaur bone, Coprolite, Petrified wood, Fossil fern, Fossil fish, and Amber.

Activity:

After an introduction into how fossils are formed and what they can tell us about past environments on Earth, students are able to create their own geologic time chart using rope and the provided time scale. Once the chart is created, students place selected fossils from the kit at the appropriate points on the scale. This activity provides an understanding of fossils and geologic time.

RESERVE:
Reservations are highly recommended due to high demand. A $50 deposit (check, cash, or credit card) is required for each roller. Rollers can only be checked out or returned Monday – Friday 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM or by prior appointment. At this time, we do not accept check-outs or returns on the weekend.

QUESTIONS?
For any questions regarding Rockin’ Rollers, please contact Karen Twer at (770) 606-5700, ext. 424 or by email at karent@tellusmuseum.org

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12/02/2017

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Holiday PJ Party

Saturday, 10 AM - 3 PM
12/16/2017

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Museum Hours

Every day 10 AM – 5 PM
Closed Major Holidays


Admission

Members: FREE
Adults: $15.95 + tax
Children (3 – 17): $11.95 + tax
Student with ID: $11.95 + tax
Active Military w/ ID: Free
(1/2 price admission for active
duty dependents with ID)
Seniors (65+): $13.95 + tax

*Rates effective July 1, 2017.

Location

100 Tellus Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
(770) 606-5700
I-75 Exit 293
Cartersville, GA

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