Are you looking for a fun-filled, engaging way to teach rocks? This mini-unit is not just a bunch of worksheets. It includes 6 detailed lesson plans that guide you step by step through each lesson, interactive notebook pages, thinking routines, comprehension passages, and mostly importantly HANDS ON investigations that are sure to spark curiosity and engagement in your students.
This resource provides rich, engaging lessons. Many of the lessons are based on the 5 E’s of science (engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate). Whether you are a novice science teacher or a teacher who’s been teaching for a while, you are going to love this unit!
This unit is intended to be taught with real rock specimens. If you don’t have a class set of rock specimens, you can still use this unit. I have included rich photographs to support each lesson. This unit will save you hours of work because the research has been done for you.
PROPERTIES OF ROCKS
Lesson 1 – Becoming a Geologist
Lesson 2 – No! Not Nuggets (Rocks & Minerals Comparison)
Lesson 3 – Classifying Rocks
Lesson 4 – Physical Properties for Rocks
Lesson 5 – The Difference Between a Rock and a Mineral
Lesson 6 – Guess My Rock
If you would like to purchase individual lessons from the unit, check out the links below:
Becoming a Geologist
No! Not Nuggets! (Comparing Rocks and Minerals)
The Difference Between a Rock and a Mineral
Guess My Rock
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