Rock Types 1

If pupils think the three types of rock are classic, punk, and hard, these puzzles offer gentle correction. Scholars match the type of rock to how it formed and an example in four grid puzzles. Each requires problem-solving and higher-level thinking skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge competitive scholars to solve all four puzzles in the best time while allowing those that don't work well under pressure to complete it on the worksheet
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of three types of rocks, how they formed, and examples of each
  • Assumes pupil are confident solving Sudoku-type puzzles
Pros

  • Works well in a computer lab, traditional classroom, or flipped classroom
  • Includes an answer key
Cons

  • None
Common Core