This 5 lesson mini unit covers the differences between rocks and minerals, especially that minerals are the ingredients that make up rocks.
Day 1: Students create a classifying system for earth materials
Day 2: Students participate in a lab to make mock rocks
Day 3: Students become geologist for a day and take apart rocks during a lab
Day 4: Students read an informational passage and complete an interactive notebook page
Day 5: Students make a craftivity highlighting the differences between rocks and minerals.
These lessons are part of the Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
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