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Rocks and Minerals – A Third Grade SmartBoard Introduction is a SmartBoard instructional presentation in line with the 3rd Grade SOL’s for the state of Virginia
3.3 The student will investigate and understand that objects are made of materials that can be described by their physical properties.
3.7 The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including humans.
This lesson focuses on Rocks/Minerals, Classification/Comparing rocks/minerals, Igneous rocks, Sedimentary rocks, Metamorphic rocks, and how rocks/minerals are used. Terminology is included, as well as a SmartBoard activity (Determining whether or not an item falls into the category of being made of rock/mineral or not.) The activity is also included in a PDF file and modified so it can be printed and issued as desk or homework assignments.