This is a SAMPLE lesson from my Rocks and Minerals Unit
. In this lesson, students learn how minerals are extracted through a fun, hands-on activity using chocolate chip cookies. They will also read a booklet filled with information on how mining affects our environment and reflect on different point of views and perspectives of the mining industry. Interactive notebook tools and lesson plan are included.
In the complete resource
, you will find 6 detailed lesson plans, learning goals in student friendly language, PowerPoint presentations with beautiful photos, interactive notebook pages for each lesson, a brochure and booklet filled with information and photos and 3 assessment choices with rubrics (quiz, research project and report). As a bonus, there are also photos of suggested notebook presentations.
Lesson 1: What Are Rocks and Minerals?
Lesson 2: Three Types of Rocks
Lesson 3: The Rock Cycle
Lesson 4: Identifying Minerals
Lesson 5: Extracting Minerals (FREEBIE)
Lesson 6: Minerals in our Daily Lives
Assessment 1: Minerals Research Project and Rubric
Assessment 2: Rocks and Minerals Quiz and Rubric
Assessment 3: The Impact of the Mining Industry on a Community and Rubric
***Files with the Canadian spelling are included.***
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