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 Next 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
Comments about this resource include:
This was the perfect addition to our rocks unit. Love the format. We had some great discussions. Thank you.
Used this as a informal assessment after wrapping up the unit- kids LOVED it!
Great product, kids were engaged and loved it!
This is a very thorough PowerPoint that helped reinforce what I taught.
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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About this Teacher Author
National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2011), Masters in Curriculum, Gifted Certified, Cobb County Elementary Teacher of the Year, Addison Elementary Teacher of the Year, Bullard Elementary Teacher of the Year, Atlanta Journal and Constitution Honor Teacher finalist ($5000 award), District 3 Georgia Science Teacher of the Year, Author of seven books published by The Child's World Press, Wrote online k-12 social studies and language arts curriculum for Coca Cola, curriculum writer for CNN, curriculum writer for American Legacy Publishers 2009-2014, 25 years teaching experience in grades 1st-4th.
Rocks and Minerals PowerPoint by Jan Bernard is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License