Be a Rock Detective!

Every kid has a rock collection! That's because rocks are unique and different. Learners discover how igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks form in an informational and visually engaging video.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Instruct viewers to take notes as they watch the video
  • Try to bring in samples of each kind of rock
  • Have the class create a rock identification journal and go on a rock hunt around the schoolyard or at home
Classroom Considerations

  • Pause the video during the activity allowing class members a chance to answer the questions
  • Video is the 22nd in an Earth science series of 26
  • Be mindful of comments and other ads on the YouTube page
Pros

  • Visuals help young geologists better understand the concept
  • Speaker engages the audience with a rock detective activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core