In this lab students will be able to:
• Explain how clastic, organic, and chemical sedimentary rocks form.
• Compare and contrast clastic, organic, and chemical sedimentary rocks.
• Identify the name of various sedimentary rocks using the characteristics of sedimentary rocks and a flow chart.
This lesson should follow an introductory lesson on the formation of sedimentary rocks.
1. Complete Lesson Plan
2. Classification of Sedimentary Rocks Lab including discussion questions
3. 3 Differentiated versions (levels 1/2, level 3, and level 4) of Classification of Sedimentary Rocks lab for English Language learners or students on IEPs or 504s.
4. Flow charts for the identification of sedimentary rock lab
Additional Materials required:
• Numbered rock samples for each group:
(breccia, conglomerate, sandstone, siltstone, shale, peat, bituminous coal, coquina, fossiliferous limestone, chalk, travertine, rock salt, rock gypsum, chert and flint)*
•1 metric ruler (minimum) per group
*If you only have some of the rock samples, the lab can still be done, but it will take less time with fewer rocks. If you do not have enough rock samples for each group, you can always have them rotate to different “stations” in the room, each with a different set of rocks.
Classification of Sedimentary Rocks Lesson Plan and Lab
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