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66 resources with the keyterm sedimentary

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Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Remarkable Rocks

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Investigate rocks and non-fiction reading strategies. The class observes and sorts rocks, and then identifies non-fiction text features in Remarkable Rocks. Given strips of paper labeled with headings from the table of contents, pupils...
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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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Backyard Rocks

For Teachers 2nd - 6th Standards
You don't have to travel far to learn about rocks, just step outside, pick up a stone, and begin investigating. After taking a class walk around the school grounds collecting rocks, young scientists practice their skills of observation...
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Layers of Rock

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Juvenile geologists drill clear plastic straws down into a playdough sedimentary rock model, pulling out sample rock cores. As they analyze their cores, they apply the law of superposition and discover that originally horizontal layers...
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Rocks Worksheet #1

For Students 5th - 8th
There's not much to this geology handout. There are black and white drawings of five rocks on the top: basalt, gneiss, conglomerate, granite, and sandstone. Five multiple choice questons regarding characteristics and formation of the...
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The Rock Cycle - Thinking About Relationships Among the Major Rock Groups

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Step-by-step, arrow-by-arrow, viewers are walked through the rock cycle. In the end, you have a simple, yet complete diagram of the process. Pictures appear to show samples of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. The presentation...
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What is the Rock Cycle and Its Processes?

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Geology beginners examine three different rock samples and determine their origin by their characteristics. By making and recording observations, they become familiar with features of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock types....
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Ranking the Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Math rocks! Cavern design teams determine the rankings of rock types based upon desirability points. The points are connected to the properties of the rocks and their usefulness in building a cavern. 
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Rock Cycle Activity

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
A few of the components of this lesson are not possible to carry out because the rock cycle diagram and challenge handouts are not included. Hopefully, you already have your own rock cycle diagram or worksheet to use as a concept...
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Rocks

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars examine how sedimentary rocks are formed.  In this rock lesson students research different rock formations and different types of rock. 
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Intermediate Guided Reading Lesson: Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
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...
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Mystery Rocks and Minerals

For Teachers K - 6th
Students review the properties of rocks and minerals. In this geology lesson, students distinguish between rocks and minerals. Students also classify the rocks as igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary.
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Crayon Rock Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers view rock samples and model the formation of rocks with crayons. In this rock cycle instructional activity, students view and describe the three types of rock: igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic. They model the...
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Modeling the Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this modeling the rock cycle worksheet, young scholars use a sugar cube to show the phases and changes in the rock cycle as represented by the changes in the sugar cube. For each step of the experiment students indicate the part of...
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Rock Cycle

For Teachers 7th - 10th
In this rock cycle worksheet, students simulate the changes that occur during the rock cycle using a sugar cube. They use the sugar cube to represent a rock and perform changes on the sugar cube that represent the stages of the rock cycle.
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Types of Rock

For Students 6th - 12th
In this rocks worksheet, students compare and contrast the 3 types of rocks: sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic. Students complete 1 graphic organizer.
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Rock vs. Mineral - Lesson #1

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars describe visual, textural, and other physical qualities of sample rock specimens. Using compare and contrast skills, students sort and classify the specimens according to their assessments of the qualities present in each....
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Rock vs. Mineral - Lesson #2

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Young scholars visually distinguish between those rocks that appear to be made of one substance, vs. those that appear to have more than one. This leads to the distinctions that indicate the different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary...
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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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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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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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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...