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Geology Teacher Resources
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Learners explore energy by categorizing rocks. In this British Columbia geology lesson, students define many different vocabulary terms associated with mining such as sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Learners utilize sample rock kits and practice classifying each rock as one of the three categories mentioned.
Here is a fine lesson plan on geology designed for high schoolers. Learners use rocks, fossils, and other geological clues to determine the geology of an area. Then, they make recommendations to a fictitious city council about the viability for a subdivision slated to be built on the ground they are evaluating. This small-group activity is sure to pique your charges' educational juices! Each group prepares a report which is given to the city council.
Explore caves with your class! Your scholars will participate in scientific observation, research, inference and deduction, reading, vocabulary, and writing activities about caves with this lesson plan. This resource contains five reading sections and after each one, learners participate in follow-up activities designed to reinforce the knowledge they gained from the reading.
Middle schoolers discuss information relating to Illinois geology. They examine top mineral resources in Illinois to find detailed information about geodes and where they can be found. Students complete geode lab to explore external structure of geode, and break one open to see if it has crystals, iron, etc., inside.
Springboard your fourth and fifth graders into the study geologic time. They will complete 7 activities to learn about geologic time and the topics most often associated with it: astronomy, creation, planet formation, volcanology, chemistry, and ecology. They will also explore the concept of visualizing geologic time throughout the activities.
A beautiful tapestry map of North America is examined by geology masters. The map incorporates the topography and geology of different regions. You can purchase printed copies or a large poster of the map, or if you have a computer lab or laptops available, pupils can visit the interactive version at the USGS website. The online map is amazing! A worksheet guides learners through it. As a result of this activity, they get to know topography and relative age of the rock where they live.