Rocks and Minerals Teacher Resources
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Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
K - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rock On! Featuring the Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Trio!
Get your classroom rocking with this four-lesson earth science unit. Through a series of shared reading activities and hands-on investigations, young geologists learn about the three types of rocks and the unique properties of each.
1st - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Rocks and Minerals
Students explore rocks and minerals. In this rocks and minerals nonfiction comprehension guided reading lesson, students observe rocks and make a list of their observable traits. Students preview the book Rocks and Minerals by reading...
3rd - 5th Science
Rocks and Minerals: Finding Clues Like a Scientist
The background information and activity sheet for this lesson are impressive in appearance. The intent is to guide junior geologists though an examination of mineral properties and identification. The problem with the lesson is that it...
4th - 8th Science