This is the bundled Earth Science Unit on Minerals, Rocks, and Soil! Descriptions for each mini unit is listed below! If you need lessons, PowerPoints, and activities on all three topics, it is best to purchase this bundle! By doing so, you will get one whole mini unit for FREE!!
Are you searching for a soil unit to teach all of the basic of soil-weathering, erosion, soil formation, soil properties-color, texture, structure, permeability, porosity, soil horizons and profiles, soil and climate, and soil conservation? This covers it all!
This bundle of over 80 slides and pages includes:
Soil Vocabulary Chart
Soil Unit PowerPoint and Student Interactive Note Outline
Weathering and Erosion Lab Stations-key provided
Get the Dirt on Soil WebQuest-key provided
Soil Rap Song Outline-YouTube-key provided
3D Soil Profile Choice Project
Soil Review Study Guide Questions-review of notes
The Floodwater Challenge Lab-key provided, testing the permeability and porosity of various soil and soil combinations
Soil Word Expert Assignment-can stand alone but is also compatible with my word splat game-see my store! (both a PDF and google shared link for this assignment is available)
This is an in depth soil unit with many cooperative learning, hands on, inquiry based, technology based and engaging student opportunities! This bundle will have everything you need to cover all your soil state standards!
Use this Mineral Bundle Mini Unit to teach all the basics of minerals! Topics covered include:
What are minerals?
How do minerals form? What is a mineral made of?
Minerals vs. Non-minerals
Gems are minerals
Types of minerals
What are the properties of minerals and how can we use them to identify unknown minerals? (color, streak, hardness, density, cleavage vs. fracture, luster, and special properties like magnetism and chemical reaction)
This product includes:
Mineral PowerPoint and Student Interactive Notes
Geode Foldable (to accompany cracking open geodes for student exploration)
Mineral Rap Song Note Outline with word bank-key included!
Mystery Mineral Identification Challenge(for student application of mineral properties in a station lab setting) Key included!
Mineral Vocabulary List with definitions for student reference
Mineral Vocabulary Word Expert Assignment(PDF and Google Shared Link versions)
Eat Your Minerals Placemat Activity(mineral uses and connection to real life project)
Get the Iron Out of Your Cereal Lab(student instructions, materials, and questions-again for student connection to minerals in everyday life)
The students really enjoy these mineral activities and labs!
Do you need a unique unit bundle to teach the rock cycle, rock types(igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), their formations and classifications, and examples? If so, this is the one for you!
The bundle includes:
Rock Interactive PowerPoint covering...
What are rocks?
How are rocks formed?
Rock Cycle processes(with diagram and detailed descriptions)
Igneous Rocks(3+ slides-how they are formed, examples, intrusive/extrusive)
Sedimentary Rocks(3+ slides-how they are formed, examples, types clastic, chemical, and organic)
Metamorphic(3+ slides-how they are formed, examples, types foliated and nonfoliated)
Student Interactive Note Outline(to accompany PowerPoint)
Rock Classification Competitions(one for each rock type) with Keys
Rock Classification Post-Lab assignments for each(both PDF version and shared Google link for your preference)
Rock Rap Song Outlines and Keys
Blank Rock Unit Vocabulary Words Chart(words are listed)
Rock Vocabulary Word Expert Assignment(both PDF and shared Google link version for your preference)
Edible Sedimentary Rock Lab with Key
Simulating Sedimentary Rocks Lab with Key
Candy Bar Rock Lab with Key
Rock Cycle 3D Choice Project with modeled examples
Teacher Information and Suggested Lessons Order Sheet
This is a wonderful rock unit that covers all the rock basics and usually takes around 3-4 weeks! The lessons and activities are very engaging with use of vocabulary, application of all three rock types in competitions and labs, incorporates technology with Google assignments that can also be easily adapted for students to create Microsoft PowerPoint slides instead, and much more! The keys will be very helpful and I have also included a Teacher Information and Suggested Lessons Order Sheet to help you along the way!
This is a bundle of all three: rocks, minerals, and soil so this Earth Science Unit would take at least a month to teach all!
Please check out my TPT store for more lessons, activities and bundles like this one! Enjoy!