Sedimentary Rocks Teacher Resources
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Making Sandstone & Conglomerate - An Introduction to Sedimentary RocksLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Learners review the three types of rocks and the rock cycle. They participate in an experiment in which they discover the lithification process of sedimentary rocks. They record and share their observations.
Sedimentary Rock Classification: How Old is That Layer?Lesson Planet
9th - 12th
A timely resource illustrates the effects of the passing years on sedimentary rock formation! Young geologists discover just how long it takes to create shale, slate, and other sedimentary rocks. The interactive also shows...
Fossil Fuels (Part II), The Geology of OilLesson Planet
8th - 12th
More of a mini-unit than a lesson plan, these activities lead inquisitors through a survey of oil deposits. In the first part, they read about and view diagrams of sedimentary rock layers that trap oil. Next, they test porosity and...
Rocks and Minerals: Sedimentary RocksLesson Planet
5th - 7th
Students explore the concept of rock formation. In this sedimentary rocks lesson, students observe and record their findings about sedimentary rocks. Students then create limestone, coal, and sandstone models and write reports explaining...
Thirsty Rocks: Please "Porous" a Drink!Lesson Planet
4th - 10th
A simple activity goes a long way in demonstrating the property of porosity to your rock hounds. They will mass a specimen of dry sandstone and then soak it in a pre-measured amount of water. After seven minutes, they once again measure...
Limestone Cycle - Limestone, Quicklime and Slaked LimeLesson Planet
5 mins 9th - 12th
Calcium rocks! Well, in this case, calcium carbonate is a little more accurate. Part four in a series of seven, the video describes how the seashells of ages past compressed to form one of Earth's most useful sedimentary rock resources....