Rocks, Rock Cycle, and Minerals Lesson Bundle

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This is a two part, 2,000 slide PowerPoint presentation with built-in class notes (red slides), built-in quizzes, built-in hands on activities, rocks and mineral flashcard set, rock flashcards, homework bundle, Minerals blank template sheet for collecting mineral properties, lesson notes, video links, answer keys, and two end of the lesson PowerPoint review games (150 slides each), and much more.

Please do not purchase my rocks lesson, or minerals lesson if purchasing this less as it is a combination of the two.

Minerals Part I
This PowerPoint begins describing the differences between rocks and minerals with a description of crystals. Students put their new found knowledge to work with a visual quiz that has them make hand signals to represent a rock or mineral or neither. This is kind of a play on rock paper scissors. Student need to make the correct symbol for each slide 1-10 and bonus. Uses of minerals are described with visuals in a step by step approach. The six types of crystals are shown and many animated slides are used. Students then need to demonstrate understanding by answering a series of challenge questions. Some actual minerals are added into the questioning. A cd 50/50 challenge game has students demonstrate answers with an old cd. Questions are presented and students must answer with the correct side of the cd. Directions are included and the students really enjoy this game. The two types of minerals are addressed (silicate vs. non silicate) and characteristics addressed. Flash cards are then provided and feel free to use your own mineral kits. The minerals on the flashcards are described below. Some slides help get the kids ready for a built-in quiz. The quiz pulls images and text from the flashcards with some real images of the minerals. Answers are provided. Physical properties of minerals are then addressed in a step by step approach. A spreadsheet is provided for a lab and link to the lab. Students investigate Luster, Streak, hardness, cleavage and fracture, smell, specific gravity, solubility in water, and melting of ice. Built in directions and visuals make this a very easy lab to conduct. Please see the list of minerals suggested below. A final quiz is a great review of the entire lesson. A 140 PowerPoint review game and provided template helps review the entire lesson again. This is a stunning PowerPoint full of many activities that involve the students throughout.

Student use provided flashcards to help them study for a built-in quiz. Directions for the flashcards are provided. I spend some class time showing the students how master a few minerals and then how to add a new one to the group and continue the process.

Minerals that are on the Mineral Quiz
Gypsum, Quartz, Sulfur, Hematite, Graphite, Muscovite (Mica), Fluorite, Pyrite, Feldspar, Halite, Bonus-Bauxite

Part II Rocks and the Rock Cycle

This PowerPoint begins with something called musical notes. The class is divided into three groups, (I usually just assign table groups or rows etc), teacher assigns each group either igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic rocks. The groups are given a few minutes to create a musical rendition of their rock. When the notes of the rock cycle are covered the groups sing the word igneous when directed by the PowerPoint. Igneous Rocks are then addressed in detail as well as intrusive vs. extrusive, fine and coarse grain etc. A series of challenge questions are also provided. More slides compares a piece of granite with obsidian. Questions such as which cooled extrusive vs. intrusive / large crystals vs. no crystals are described with answers. Pumice is then described and a demonstration has the teacher float a piece of pumice in water. Pumice islands floating in the Pacific near volcanoes are mentioned with visuals. Classification of Igneous rocks are described (Basaltic vs. Granitic) and many questions follow the notes with answers. A visual quiz them follows these notes which has the students guess if the rock is granitic or basaltic in nature or to name the rock band. The answers are provided at the end. The questions is previewed one more time before the answer is revealed so the teacher can call upon students. Common Igneous rocks are then described in a step by step process with visuals. A few challenge questions follow each rock with answers. Students are given a question and need to identify the correct rock from a group of pictures.

This next part of the PowerPoint discusses sedimentary rocks and the sedimentary group must sing "sedimentary" Some slides discuss how sediments are compacted and cemented together Caused by weathering, erosion, and deposition, and that sedimentary rocks are usually layered. Layers can be from old living materials (fossils) are addressed. An activity is presented that has the teacher minimize out of PowerPoint and students must go up to the board and pretend to move boxes with words around into the correct order for the formation of a sedimentary rock. The teacher controls the movement of the boxes from their computer. An answer slide is provided to see if the students aligned the words correctly. A description of rock cores and sedimentary rocks is provided. An activity is then presented with step by step instructions and visuals. Students stack two "Milkyway Dark" chocolate bars on top of each other and use a milkshake straw to create a rock core. The students then cut the straw open and record the thickness and make-up of each layer. Follow-up questions are provided. The three types of sedimentary rocks are then presented with visuals in a step by step process (clastic, chemical, organic). Challenge questions follow these notes with answers. An activity is provided that has students make a clastic sedimentary rock with cups, sand, gravel, and glue. Directions are provided in the slideshow. Common sedimentary rocks are then described one at a time with visuals. Challenge questions have students identify the rocks they have just learned. Answers are provided.

The third part of the slideshow discusses metamorphic rocks. Students are reminded that a metamorphic rock can be forced back into the magma. Foliated and non-foliated metamorphic rocks are then presented in a step by step sequence. Students are then presented 10 metamorphic rocks and need to cross their arms (foliated) or "Rock it out head banger style" (non-foliated) with each picture. The correct movement is presented after each picture. Some common metamorphic rocks and their parent rock are described in a step by step process. Directions for an activity that has students compress chunks of clay to create a meta-conglomerate rock are provided. Common metamorphic rocks are then presented one a time with supporting visuals. This is a neat PowerPoint that involves the students and is incredibly visual.

Two quizzes and a series of review games conclude this lesson that are built-into the slideshow. Flashcards are also provided and instructions in the slideshow show the students how to use and prepare them. These are very helpful for the two visual quizzes. A really neat rock and mineral auction project is included that has the students record a number 1-500 on a note card. This becomes the amount of monopoly money they will get for a rock auction poster project. the rock they win in the auction becomes the focus for a poster project that is described in the slideshow. Slides of the rocks and minerals in the auction are provided with descriptions. This is a fantastic PowerPoint that will involve and challenge your students with many built-in features. Please see my other geology postings and view the entire unit that I offer on TpT described below.

This PowerPoint also has several built-in activities that have students look at slides before the quiz and identify the portions of the flashcards that are incorrect. The correct sequence is then provided on the next slide. Several activity slides have the teacher minimize out of the slideshow and the students then go up to the board and pretend to drag (teacher controls from their computer) to the correct position. Slides from the Dark Crystal (1982) reset the images in between the challenges which always sparks student interest.

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Minerals, Properties of Minerals Lesson (650 Slides) HW, Notes and more.
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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
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Please visit my other posting on TpT called the Geology Topics Unit which includes this PowerPoint within the 6,000+ slide PowerPoint roadmap, 17 page bundled homework / assessment, 10 page modified assessment, detailed answer keys, and 18 pages of unit notes for students who may require assistance that chronologically follow the PowerPoint slideshow. The answer keys and unit notes are great for support professionals. This larger file also includes two PowerPoint review games (110+ slides with Answers), 13 .flv videos, lab handouts, activity sheets, rubrics, materials list, templates, guides, and much more. Also included is a 190 slide first day of school PowerPoint presentation., materials list, unit guide, advice sheet, classroom license, and much more.

Areas of Focus within The Geology Topics Unit:
Plate Tectonics, Evidence for Plate Tectonics, Pangea, Energy Waves, Layers of the Earth, Heat Transfer, Types of Crust, Plate Boundaries, Hot Spots, Volcanoes, Positives and Negatives of Volcanoes, Types of Volcanoes, Parts of a Volcano, Magma, Types of Lava, Viscosity, Earthquakes, Faults, Folds, Seismograph, Richter Scale, Seismograph, Tsunami's, Rocks, Minerals, Crystals, Uses of Minerals, Types of Crystals, Physical Properties of Minerals, Rock Cycle, Common Igneous Rocks, Common Sedimentary Rocks, Common Metamorphic Rocks.

I also sell all 20 Science Units as a digital hard good on TpT. This includes all 20 units (50,000 slides), in Life, Earth, and Physical Science for students in grades 5-10, This also includes 275 pages of bundled homework / assessment that chronologically follows each unit, 175 pages of modified assessments, 325 pages of answer keys, 260 pages of unit notes, 37 Powerpoint review games (5000+ slides), hundreds of Lab activities with questions and answers, hundreds of project ideas, 315 videos, hundreds of pages of handouts, First Day PowerPoint, Guidebook, and Four Year Curriculum Guide and classroom license.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Thank you again and best wishes.

Sincerely,
Ryan Murphy M.Ed
ryemurf@gmail.com


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Entire Curriculum I offer on TpT...
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Rocks, Rock Cycle, and Minerals Lesson Bundle
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