Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key

Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key
Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key
Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key
Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key
Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key
Meet the Rocks - rock properties lesson & identification key
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Rocks are always there, under our feet. But who is that rock down there?

Different types of rocks have unique physical properties. Just like people have different heights, hair colors, and eye colors, rocks have differences that help us tell them apart.

So lets meet our rock neighbors! In this lesson we will:

Collect local rocks

Determine rock streak with streak plates

Test rock hardness

Key out rock samples to see just who those rocks are!

Time to Complete

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10 minutes prep, 30+ minutes cookie baking, 15+ minutes game

Concepts & vocabulary

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Rock Identification & Physical Properties of Rocks

Streak, Mohs Hardness scale, luster, dichotomous key

Take it Outside

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We design all our games and lesson to be done outside but this game CAN BE DONE IN THE CLASSROOM. But we suggest you take it outside if you can. It can easily be done in the schoolyard or the backyard.

This Lesson Contains

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-full lesson about rock properties: luster, streak, hardness, crystals

-rock ID key for 18 common rocks (or buy the key separately here)

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Buy the Rock ID Key separately here.

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rock-Identification-Key-18-igneous-metamorphic-and-sedimentary-rocks-3319380

Total Pages
19 pages
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N/A
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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