Science: Investigating Rocks
Learners, in groups, use microscopes to identify characteristics of rock specimens. Once they have selected five rocks to examine, they take snapshots of the samples and chart their findings including characteristics and classifications.
6th - 8th Science 3 Views 1 Download
What are Metamorphic Rocks and How are They Formed?
Even though the student handouts are not included in the write-up, this lesson contains the instructions for terrific activities to use when teaching middle schoolers about metamorphic rocks. First, they compare granite to gneiss and...
5th - 8th Science
Rocks and Minerals in Our Lives
Young geologists discover the important role that rocks and minerals play in our everyday lives through this series of hands-on activities. Starting off with a lesson that defines the difference between plants, animals, and minerals,...
K - 6th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Rocks and Minerals: Finding Clues Like a Scientist
The background information and activity sheet for this lesson are impressive in appearance. The intent is to guide junior geologists though an examination of mineral properties and identification. The problem with the lesson is that it...
4th - 8th Science