Field Trip with Students from Frazier Elementary

Frazier Elementary School's Principal Kniseley tweets about the in-class activities.

Written by Alyssa Burley.

On Friday, November 6, 2015, about 75 sixth-grade students from William H. Frazier Elementary School in Fallbrook, CA, visited Granite Construction's Rosemary's Mountain rock quarry in Fallbrook and participated in Project Cornerstone's in-class activities.

Crystal Howard, Alyssa Burley, and Jamie Metivier led the in-class activities which included a lecture about the local construction aggregates industry, a lab experiment where students analyzed sand samples to determine which type is best for making concrete, and a science project where students were able to make small concrete projects to take home.

 
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Photos by Alyssa Burley and Crystal Howard.

While at the quarry, Gary Nolan from Granite Construction led the students on an educational tour.  They learned where the construction aggregates used in concrete and asphalt products are mined and processed.  Students were able to see how the large rocks are processed and sorted into smaller rocks in order to be used for construction purposes.

Thank you Granite Construction for opening your rock quarry to these local sixth-grade students.

In-Class Activities with Students at William H. Frazier Elementary

Crystal Howard educating students about construction aggregates at William H. Frazier Elementary School.

Crystal Howard educating students about construction aggregates at William H. Frazier Elementary School.

Written by Alyssa Burley.

On Friday, April 17, 2015, Project Cornerstone's Crystal Howard and Alyssa Burley, along with Granite Construction's Gary Nolan, visited two sixth-grade classes and a 5th/6th-grade combination class at William H. Frazier Elementary School in Fallbrook, CA.

The students learned about the importance of construction aggregates in their daily lives and where they are mined locally in their community.

They performed a sieve analysis by testing two aggregate samples.  One included river sand and the other included beach sand.  As expected, the students determined river sand is best suited for making concrete.

Students made small batches of concrete using sand, gravel, cement and water.  They added pigment to give their concrete mixtures color before pouring it into molds to make concrete butterflies, ladybugs, footballs, trucks and more!

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Students at William H. Frazier Elementary School performing the sieve analysis and the concrete activity.  Photos by Alyssa Burley.