This is a sorting PowerPoint that uses rocks and math. This can be adapted for upper grades but was used in a Kindergarten classroom. It can be used with the Rock Lesson Worksheet.
These standards are met along with the others listed for Common Core:
SKE2. Students will describe the physical attributes of rocks and soils.
a. Use senses to observe and group rocks by physical attributes such as large/small, heavy/light, smooth/rough, dark/light, etc.
c. Recognize earth materials— soil, rocks, water, air, etc.
(a) Asks questions.
(c) Seeks help when needed.
(a) Pays attention.
(b) Demonstrates increasing task persistence.
(c) Displays motivation/enthusiasm for learning.