This is a great way for your 1st and 2nd grade students to learn about the different physical properties rocks have. Through this lab sheet, your students will have the chance to draw a picture of their rock, list its textures, measure and record the rock's length, height, and mass. They will be able to compare their rock's mass against a peer's and record who's was heavier or lighter or if they were equal. Students will learn that not all rocks are the same. They can be different colors, textures, have different masses, etc.
For this lab you will need:
-triple beam balance
Prior schema students will need:
-what textures are