Geology covers these concepts:
Earth has layers
Earth’s crust is made of rock and soil
soil is made when rocks break down and mix with decaying plants
rocks have different properties
rocks are formed in different ways
the surface of the Earth is always changing
the resources we use come from the Earth
some rocks contain fossils that tell about life on Earth long ago.
A variety of engaging activities present the concepts in ways that students can understand. Each concept presented includes:
teacher directions for lessons
reproducible resource pages such as sets of picture cards, minibooks, and lab sheets to record the results of hands-on investigations
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.