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Students will practice classifying rocks just as a geologist would in this fun rock lab! Students will observe a set of different rocks (not included) and come up with three categories into which to classify those rocks. They will then fill out a checklist of observable characteristics and make inferences about whether the rock is igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic. Of course, they'll be supporting their claims with evidence!
Great activity for expanding on the rock cycle and an excellent way to teach or reinforce important NGSS Scientific Practices. Check out my Rock Cycle Comic if you want a fun assessment activity to tie everything together!