This month, one of the Outdoor Hour Challenges was for quartz. I actually had three different types of quartz laying around my house that I have had since I was about ten years old and was in my ‘I love rocks’ phase 🙂

I had a quartz crystal, smoky quartz and a rose quartz to share with wingnut.

We took the parts of the note-booking page provided from Handbook of Nature Study’s new ebook and glued them into our nature journal. We then performed the two tests; will a knife scratch the quartz and will the quartz scratch glass.

To complete the day we proceeded to make rock candy.

The joys of eating sugar from the measuring cup.

He picked green for his rock candy and now all we need to do is wait 🙂