Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Panning (and fleecing) for Gold

It's a bit cold to go panning for gold this time of year,
but I really wanted to for our study of Marco Polo.
(See our Georgia post for more information.)

So we tried it at home.

If you want to try it too, you'll need:
3-4 cups sand
3-4 cups pebbles
5-10 quarter sized rocks
a sprinkle of gold glitter
pan (we used a tin)
fleece (we used a bit of quilting bating)
water to cover all up to about 2 inches

It was lots of fun
and I can't wait to add
panning for gold--for real-- to our
summer bucket list for next year.
(See last year's here.)

Wishing you homeschool blessings,


Jacqui Hodges said...

Sounds like a great activity! Where would you do it for real next summer? I found your post via the Carnival of Homeschooling. I blog at at Reflecting His Glory.

Bethany said...

You can pan for gold in rivers and creeks. There are lots of folks that pan in our area, but I think you can pan any where. I have never tried it before. Most folks find flecks and store them until they fill a tube.

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