Use these 40 PowerPoint slides in this rocks and minerals resource to teach, reinforce or assess your students. Easy to read text, plus engaging pictures help make learning and reinforcing rocks and minerals concepts pure fun!
This resource meets the New Generation common core standards for fourth grade, as well as many current state standards for 3rd 4th and 5th grades.
4-ESS1.C The history of planet Earth: Local, regional, and global patterns of rock formations reveal changes over time due to Earth forces such as earthquakes. The presence and location of certain fossil types indicate the order in which rock layers were formed.
4-ESS2.A Earth materials and systems: Water, ice, wind, living organisms and gravity break rocks, soils, and sediments into smaller particles and move them around.
Please note that this Power Point is NOT editable. It has been saved in Power Point Show to protect the copyright on the artwork. It will also launch immediately into the Power Point program to help save you set-up time. The second click on each slide displays the answer to the question in red.
There are a number of ways to use this energy Power Point in your classroom.
As a Teaching Tool:
Ask students to search in their text book, alone or in teams, to find the answer to each question. A second click on the slide will show the answer.
Divide your class into two teams. Go back and forth giving each team every other slide. Each team must work together decide on the answer.
For Evaluation, write the answer on an answer sheet, then self check when the slide is clicked a second time.
This resource addresses the following rocks and minerals concepts:
Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
Changes over time
Streak, hardness and scratch tests
If you are interested in task cards of this PowerPoint, as well as class activities and a game, click on the link below:
Rocks and Minerals Task Cards and More
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Rocks and Minerals PowerPoint
by Jan Bernard
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License