Objective: Students will learn that earth materials include solid rocks and soils and that they have different physical and chemical properties which make them useful in different ways.
National Science Education Standards: Earth Science, Science as Inquiry
Early Childhood Indicators: Scientific Thinking and Problem Solving: Express wonder about the natural world; Ask questions and seek answers through active exploration; Use tools (e.g., magnifying glass) for investigation of the environment. Mathematical and Logical Thinking: Make comparisons between at least two groups of objects
Skills: observation, logical thinking, communication, interpreting data
Vocabulary: geologist-someone who studies rocks
Lesson includes: Material List, Inquiry Questions, 3 Exploration Stations, Closing activity, and a Parent-Take Home describing the lesson (SEE PRODUCT PREVIEW)