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Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
This video, meant for older students, clearly explains how each of the three types of rocks on the earth's surface are formed. I learned that 75% of the earth's land area is made up of sedimentary rocks! Interesting details about the...
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Metamorphic Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Metamorphic rocks take center stage in this earth science video. Metamorphic rocks are unique from the other two types of rocks in that their mineralogical properties have been changed due to changes in temperature, pressure, or...
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The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Here is an outstanding video that is produced and narrated by a young scholar. He does a fabulous job explaining what the three types of rocks are and how they interact with each other in the rock cycle - which is how rocks actually...
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Our World: The Rock Cycle

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks are the stars of this interesting video produced by NASA. The rock cycle is when each of these three types of rocks transforms into another kind of rock - which happens under extreme...
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Keying Rocks

For Teachers 5th
Young geologists learn how to use an identification key in order to classify rocks. The key is designed to help them classify rocks into three types: ignesous, metamorphic, and sediimentary. After an initial teacher-led demonstration,...
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Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Sedimentary rocks are the building blocks of this geology lesson. In it, learners discover what sedimentary rocks are and how they form. They understand the differences between the major sedimentary rock varieties and learn what types of...
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Rock Swap

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students collect rocks found locally and write a brief description which includes the name of the rock, whether the rock is sedimentary, metamorphic, or igneous, and what uses the rock has. They exchange rocks with another class in...
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Exploring Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
I love this geology lesson plan. Third and fourth graders look at the connections, and the differences, between rocks and minerals. Learners are charged with identifying specific rocks and minerals, learning how to properly use...
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Exploring How Rocks Are Formed

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
These lessons produced by the Illinois State Museum are quite good. In this one, third and fourth graders are introduced to the three basic types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They perform activities which help them...
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Regents High School Examination: Physical Setting Earth Science 2008

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Throughout this earth science exam, high-school geologists complete a series of multiple choice and short answer questions about the solar system, atmosphere, and earth system. This is an amazing test, as are all of the exams developed...
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The Big Squeeze

For Teachers K - 5th
Students observe what happens as crayon shavings are melted and/or pressed together. They compare this to the process some rocks go through as they are heated and compressed naturally on earth.
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The Three Rock Groups

For Teachers 1st
Firts graders distinguish between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks. They group the rocks into the appropriate group. This is one of the best-organized plans I've seen! Learners watch a PowerPoint presentation which is embedded...
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You Ain't Nothin' But a Rock Hound

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Here is an excellent lesson plan on rocks! In it, learners explore the world of rocks through the use of video, hands-on activities, and cooperative projects. This outstanding plan is chock full of terrific activities, websites, streamed...
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The Politics of Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Combine politics with science as the class discovers the intricacies of studying rocks and minerals.
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Earth Rocks!

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students study the basic elements of the Earth's crust: rocks, soils and minerals. They categorize rocks, soils and minerals and how they are literally the foundation for our civilization. They also explore how engineers use rock soils...
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Rock On!

For Teachers 4th - 6th
After five class sessions, young scientists will be able to identify common rock types: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. This plan involves hands-on activities, includes various handouts and worksheets, and requires there to be...
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Chalkboard Challenge: Science Vocabulary

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Review science vocabulary with your students using this Jeopardy-style PowerPoint. Categories for this game include: Solar System, Plants, Weather, Cells, and Rocks. There are a total of 25 clues; five for each category. 
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Earth's First Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 12th
What was Earth like as an early planet? We meet a scientist who has found a crystal that proves Earth had water on it's surface as long as 4.4 billion years ago. That means that early Earth had water on its surface since nearly the...
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Clastic Sedimentary Rocks

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A thorough description of different types of sedimentary rocks, their formation, their mineral structure, and where they are found in the world is present in this geology video. Some excellent images, tables, and graphs are used to...
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Identifying Types of Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A teacher is videotaped while lecturing to his class regarding the three different types of rocks found on Earth's surface. The focus of the lecture is how to determine what kind of rock you may have picked up in your backyard, in the...
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Fifth Grade Science

For Students 5th
In this science worksheet, 5th graders answer multiple choice questions about the ocean, animals, rocks, and more. Students complete 25 questions.
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What a Hard Test!

For Students 5th
Fifth graders complete an exercise that introduces them to Moh's scale of mineral hardness. The scale is presented on the learning exercise, and learners answer three questions which have them assign a hardness rating based on some...
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Rock My World

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students conduct a hands-on experiment designed to demonstrate how continents and oceans formed and why the manner of formation is relevant to a study of volcanoes.
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Rock Ranking

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Junior geologists sort rocks and soil. They separate a sample of river gravel by size, shape, color, and other characteristics. To include Common Core standards, you could have little ones graph the number of particles in each sample.