Rocks don’t have to be boring! Students will love learning about the layers of the Earth, tectonic plates, types of rocks, and the rock cycle using this hands-on unit! EVERYTHING you need to teach a science unit on geology can be found here! This 2 ½-week Geology Unit includes:
+ 7 S.T.E.M. Based Science Lessons on Everything Geology: Lessons allow students to investigate the layers of the Earth, tectonic plates, types of rocks, rock identification keys, the rock cycle, and weathering, erosion, and deposition. Every lesson is hands-on and incorporates lots of critical thinking. Hands-on components include experiments, demonstrations, technology-based activities, cut and paste activities, and games. All lessons are aligned with state standards and are made for teachers on a budget.
+ 11 Worksheets
+ 8 Hands-On Activities (experiments, demonstrations, and S.T.E.M. challenges)
+ 2 Cut & Paste Activities
+ 2 Entry Tickets
+ 2 Games
+ 1 Quiz
+ 1 Test
+ 2 Sets of Word Wall Cards: One set of word wall cards with pictures and another set with only the term on each card.
+ 1 Time Line of Suggested Activities: Provides a timeline for using the activities and experiments included within this set and provides links to websites featuring videos of concepts being taught.
+ Answer keys included throughout
+ PDF & Digital Activities: 11 worksheets, 2 entry/exit tickets, quiz, and test (20 digital pages total) are also available in digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.
Terms used throughout unit:
- Outer Core
- Inner Core
- Convergent Boundary
- Divergent Boundary
- Transform Boundary
- Igneous Rock
- Sedimentary Rock
- Metamorphic Rock
GET THIS UNIT FOR FREE... this unit is included in my 5th Grade Science Unit Bundle
. This bundle is 480+ pages and includes everything you need to teach science for an entire year! It has been priced so that you get one unit for free!
Virginia Science SOL: 5.7
North Carolina Science Standards: 4.P.2.3 & 4.E.2.3
Next Generation Science Standards: 4-ESS1-1, 4-ESS2-1, 4-ESS2-2, & 4-ESS2-3
When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student's completed version of the slides.
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