Rocks & Soil- DIGITAL & PRINTABLE BUNDLE!

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    Description

    Everything you need to thoroughly teach rocks & soil virtually and/or in person! Just add rocks! :)

    ** This resource integrates Reading, Writing and Social Studies.

    Skills covered:

    • classify rocks by properties
    • identify the sorting rule
    • sort components of river rocks and soil by size, texture, color
    • identify how rocks, soil and minerals are used in everyday lifeClick links to see all included!

    DIGITAL

    9 lessons with over 80 slides full of interactive practice (including manipulative photographic rocks), teaching slides with AUDIO, and a video created for this resource to demonstrate separating rocks by size (with screens)!

    PLUS a self-checking slideshow!

    This digital resource is accessible using PowerPoint, Google Slides links (that can be used in Google Classroom), AND preloaded Seesaw activities!

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    PRINTABLE

    Objectives given for Kinder & 1st Grade TEKS with "We will" and "I can" starters for your wall!

    Describing & Classifying Rocks

    • Rockin' to Rocks- Three QR codes for students to link to kid friendly, SafeShare (filtered) video links to begin their learning about rocks and soil. Video links also given if technology is limited and you want to show videos whole group. **Alternative QR Codes to direct YouTube links also given if your district has SafeShare blocked!
    • Rock Sorting Mat - Venn Diagram
    • Rock Memory - Identify the names and sizes of rocks with vibrant photographs (clay, silt, sand, gravel, pebbles, cobbles, boulder, mountain).
    • My Rock Rocks! Shape Book - Students can complete 6 pages to observe and record their finding about a rock brought from home or found on playground. Blank pages also included
    • Flip Book - Students draw or trace rocks in flip book as they learn their size: silt, sand, gravel, pebbles.
    • Ordering Rocks by Size - Cut and sequence the pictures of rocks by size. Identify the rocks in the picture using word bank.
    • Rock Recordings - Work like a scientist to trace rocks and record the properties they see.

    Rocks Around Us

    • Picture sort (in color and black/white)- Sort 18 pictures of objects by examples and nonexamples of rock products.
    • Rocks Around Me - Students record how the rocks are being used in the picture.

    Components of Soil

    • Ingredients of Soil - Vibrant photographs of the components used in soil (humus, clay, silt, gravel and pebbles, sand) and a slide to project for group discussions while comparing soil samples.
    • How to Make Soil - Students can list the ingredients and the "steps" to make soil. Two differentiated versions (with or without lines).

    Rock & Soil Review

    • Knock on Rocks, Two Truths and a Lie - Students review what they have learned about rocks and soil with this group game!
    • Sorting by Main Idea - Integrate reading by having students sort the details about rocks and soil by their main idea.

    QR Code Hunt - Write the Room Assessment

    Write the room with QR codes! Have your kids "show what they know" by answering questions on task cards or identifying the rocks shown in photographs and videos! Printable option of photographs if technology is limited. Answer key included!

    Write All About It

    • Choose a writing prompt ("What Rocks About Rocks" or "Official Geologist Report", handwriting line size, and use word bank to tell all they have learned about rocks.
    • Add a cute rock friend to make it a writing craftivity!

    Famous Rock Stars

    • Integrate Social Studies into your rock unit by having students research national landmarks made from rock AKA "famous rock stars"! FOUR reading passages included with facts and QR code linked to video (SafeShare and YouTube options). Students will learn about Mount Rushmore, Lincoln Memorial, Grand Canyon and the "heavy metal star" the Statue of Liberty (heavy metal when they learn she is really made from copper!).
    • Writing Craftivity - Students can write what they learn on given writing pages and decorate a "famous rock star" friend rocking sunglasses!

    TEKS Covered:

    1.7A observe, compare, describe, and sort components of soil by size, texture, and color

    1.7C gather evidence of how rocks, soil, and water help to make useful products.

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