This performance task (PT) can serve as a unit and will assess students ability to write an informational report. It engages students by including a model and presentation component. The PT is Common Core aligned and includes rubrics for W.4.2 and SL.4.4. A rubric is also included for the model.
The research report asks students to research one of the following rocks: metamorphic, sedimentary, or igneous. Along with researching a rock and writing a report, the PT asks for students to create a rock model from food. Students can explore creating a layered cake that represents a metamorphic rock or a jello that represents an igneous rock.