Thursday, October 30, 2014

Field Trip

We had the opportunity to visit a local sand and gravel pit recently with our homeschool co-op. They had a miniature sized version of the real thing perfect for the kids to play with and learn what each section does before seeing the real thing.

We learned how the dirt is scooped up, deposited onto a conveyor belt that takes it to a sifter, washes them, and then separates the rocks and the sand onto their own conveyor belts which drops them into piles.

It was neat to see some of their antique machines and that most of them still work!

I found the whole process rather fascinating and the kids enjoyed it too.

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