(Gr. 4) Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Unit

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Rocks and Minerals Unit: Interactive Notebook and Research Project

This is a Interactive Notebook Inquiry unit that is designed to teach students about Rocks and Minerals. It meets both the Ontario Curriculum for Grade 4 and Next Generation Science Standards
Use this Unit Plan to teach students all about Rocks and Minerals. This Unit has everything you will need Interactive Lessons, Links to Online Content (Videos, Articles, etc) Interactive Notebook Activities, Inquiry Research Project, Final culminating task and assessment pages.

Use these lessons and activities to meet the following learning goals.


1) Understand the difference between Rocks and Minerals
2) Exploring Rocks and Minerals in our everyday life
3) Describe the properties that are used to identify minerals , (colour, lustre, streak, transparency, hardness)
4) Describe how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed in the Rock Cycle
5) Describe the characteristics of the three classes of rocks
6) Investigate types of materials that are made of Rocks and Minerals.
7) Choose a product made using Rocks or Minerals to explore for an inquiry project.
8) Explore the Environmental Costs to using Rocks and Minerals


A Set of Rock and Mineral Samples (Although this unit can be used without them) is highly recommended. Using samples of rocks and minerals will allow a much better experience for students in their learning


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(Gr. 4) Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Unit
(Gr. 4) Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Unit
(Gr. 4) Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Unit
(Gr. 4) Rocks and Minerals Inquiry Unit