Rock On! Featuring the Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic Trio!

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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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use these lessons as an introduction to an early elementary science unit on rocks and minerals
  • Engage students by taking them outside to find the "pet rock" they'll use during the first lesson of the series
Classroom Considerations
  • Unit involves a shared reading of numerous books, which may be found in your school or local public library
  • Collections of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock samples are required for this unit and may need to be purchased if not already available at your school
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  • Includes directions for creating the printable activity book that accompanies this lesson series
  • Offers a list of must-have books relating to a study of earth science
  • Provides pictures that model how to set up a rocks and minerals science center in your classroom
  • Clear, step-by-step procedures are included for each lesson
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