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Rocks and Minerals

Students investigate the properties and uses of rocks and minerals. They build towers using only one material from a pile of stones, tiles, wood, etc. provided by the teacher. Students test the hardness of rocks by scratching them with various objects. Wearing safety goggles and under teacher supervision, they try to break rocks with hammers. Students take "rock walks" through their community to identify the various uses of stones.

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Resource Details

Grade
3rd - 8th
Subjects
Science
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Language
English
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Project
  • Vocabulary

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