This lesson plan is a FULLY scripted lesson on an introduction to the properties of rocks. It includes the learning targets, step-by-step instructions for the actual lesson, and an engineering extension.
By creating clay beads, students will come to the understanding that clay is the best earth material for making beads. During the lesson, students will be able to see the different properties of clay. They will see clay stick together when it is molded and they will see it harden when it dries. This will further their understanding that humans can use earth materials in different ways.
This lesson plan works directly with the Pebbles, Sand, and Silt FOSS kit.