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Soil, Rocks, and Minerals Unit

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This is a 40 page collection of lesson ideas, hands-on activities, and reproducible worksheets for teaching about soil, rocks, and minerals. This product contains 20 different activities and 2 versions of a unit test, as well as 3 pages of Teacher Tips with answer keys. Activities include 12 experiments and hands-on activities, 3 cooking/craft reading passages with comprehension questions, 6 printable worksheets, a student study guide, and 2 unit assessments. Topics addressed include soil,layers of the earth, types of rocks, volcanoes, and crystals and geodes. Download my free preview offering to see a table of contents with a complete listing of the included activites, as well as a sample of some of the activities included. This unit is a great supplement to a science unit on soil or rocks and minerals. It can also serve as a stand-alone unit. The activities address multiple intellegences and learning styles, and are highly motivational to students.
For more products related to this unit, see my other listings including: (Note - the following products are NOT included in this unit package)
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Soil, Rocks, and Minerals Interactive PowerPoint Quiz Game
by Rebecca Bettis

rocks and minerals, science unit, science prontables, soil, volcanoes, rock cycle
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Soil, Rocks, and Minerals Unit
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