This 9 page "I Wanna Be a Rock Star" play is an original one I wrote for my class as an end of the year performance for parents and students. It is filled with excellent scientific information about rocks and minerals, including sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic types, fossils, Moh's Scale of Hardness and more. Even better, it is one that the kids love to perform and is a true crowd pleaser!
Summary of the Play:
Basalt (the main character) has decided to leave the quarry to search for an agent who will help him become a rock star. Along the way he meets each rock group, like the igneous rocks who are having a luau. During his travels, we get to know cute characters like the Geologist, a nerdy know it all, Moh, the fast talking, slick agent and Diamond the superstar. In the end Basalt seeks the advice of The Geode, a wise, all knowing guru, who helps him follow his dreams.
I Wanna Be a Rock Star comes with Director's Notes which detail simple costume suggestions, casting tips, props, and more.
There are 30 parts included in this play, but you can tailor the number to fit your class needs.You can also use this as a class activity (Reader's Theater) during a rocks and minerals science unit if you wish.
The running time for this play is about 20 -25 minutes, which is a perfect amount of time for 3rd - 6th graders.
My classes have really enjoyed this play and I hope yours do too!
If you like this Play, you might want to take a look at my other original plays:
Reader's Theater: Weather Play
Reader's Theater: Solar System Play
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