Rocks, Rock! By Mateo and Aria

We are standing on basalt rock that formed millions of years ago from a volcanic explosion!!

Do you like cliffs? How about mountains?

These basalt rock cliffs formed before we were born, before my grandparents were born and even a couple of million years before George Washington was born to form the cliffs we are standing on right now.

We are standing in cliffs in Northern NJ that are made of basalt and make up Mills Reservation. Hundreds of millions of years ago, before the ice age, a volcano exploded in what is now Newark and the lava cooled, forming basalt rock and these cliffs.

We found rocks other than basalt that most likely flowed into the area during the ice age. We are walking along the same rocks that Mastodons walked along during the ice age.

Published by Candice

Hi, I’m Candice and I am so happy and honored to have you visit my site. I am a homeschooling mom with an MS in Education with fifteen years of experience in public and private school settings in NYC in addition to homeschooling my children the last 7 years. I love helping families to find what works best for their family in a home education environment. Homeschooling is limitless and your children and family can learn and grow together in whatever configuration you can imagine. I would be honored to help your family on that journey.

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