This activity can be used after studying properties of rocks in the classroom, and identifying them with a rock key. The students always like to share a favorite rock of theirs, so I introduce the book, Everybody Needs A Rock by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall.
As I read the book for the students the author gives ten rules for finding a rock. When we are finished, we then make our own booklet “Ten Rules for Finding a Rock” based on Byrd’ Baylor’s book Everybody Needs A Rock. The book becomes a keepsake and a great place to store their favorite rock.
After the class has finished the first activity, they are still curious about the name and properties of the rock they have found. This culminating activity will give them practice in their skills they have learned during their study of rocks by observing their rock’s properties and using a Rock Key to identify the name of the rock.
Included in this download:
• Activity 1: Ten Rules For Finding A Rock Activity
• Bonus Activity 2: Rock Observations and Identification Accordion Booklet
• Photo instructions are included for Activities 1 & 2
• Activity 2 video instructions demonstrating how to make a rock observation and identification accordion booklet