The most common rock type in the world! Learn how to READ the past. Do you want your kids to learn about sedimentary rocks – WELL…THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT! SEE PREVIEW! This covers it all – a thorough tutorial and identification LAB on sedimentary rocks by texture, formation process, mineral composition, distinguishing characteristics, specific examples, and world application.
No lab samples? NO PROBLEM! However, this tutorial combines perfect with lab samples if you do have them. The design of this lab allows the teacher LOTS of flexibility when it comes to what information is provided to students and what information is not.
Content and knowledge delivery is multi-layered and dynamic! In this activity students will:
Arrange the processes of sedimentary rock formation (USGS)
Differentiate between clastic, chemical, and organic sedimentary rocks
Define key terminology and match corresponding images (rock structure, weathering, erosion, deposition, burial, compaction, lithification, compaction, cementation)
Conceptual breakdown (type, geologic symbol, color, mineral composition, formation environment, and general description) of the following rocks: siltstone, conglomerate, sandstone, limestone – both crystalline and bioclastic, breccia, bituminous coal, rock salt, rock gypsum, and shale
Arrange sedimentary rock diagrams
Correlate notable rocks of the Grand Canyon
Match sedimentary rocks to their appropriate category of clastic, chemical, or organic
This works well for any level but is GREAT for special education students or college prep learners that need an alternative assessment and may not be great at traditional labs.
This is a thorough and DYNAMIC activity that covers a ton of information about rocks. This has been used as a pre-class, lab/activity, study guide, review, and assessment. This is an effective teaching tool one on one, in small groups, and as a class when using a Smart Board/Promethean Board/Projection.
A guaranteed hit all around!
A great addition to your geology teaching library.
Cut and paste or Velcro and laminate for special education applications and alternative assessments.
Within the classroom, this activity has been consistently very successful and acclaimed by students in grades 5th – 10th within multiple types of schools - public, private, and charter.
This work has also been shared at workshops, in-services, and conferences.
Great feedback from parents, teachers, administrators, and curriculum field professionals.
Applicable to many state science assessments and benchmarks.
Has been applied to state mandated North Carolina end of year tests for science in grades 5 and 8.
Even used by teachers in New York State as a preparation for the Earth Science Grade 9 Regents Exam.
Answer key provided.
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*Activity designed, completed, and submitted at private residence/educational resource center*
Geo Leo and Meteo Mike
“The Tar Heel Tandem”
“Southern Science Specialists”