In this activity, students will match the name of the rock, an illustration of the rock, a description of how the rock is created, and examples of the rock.
Before class, cut out each card and rubber band them together. Next, students sort cards to match pictures of rocks, types of rocks, and facts about how the rock is created.
I print the cards on card stock and use them over and over. I often use this activity as a warm up or review at the beginning of class. I keep several answer keys, so students that finish quickly become expert checkers. With the help of student checkers, this activity can easily be finished in five minutes for the whole group. I also pull these cards out right before our state standardized test. They are a great review for topics we study at the beginning of the year.