Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit

Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
Rocks and Minerals Complete 6 Week Earth Science Unit
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This is a complete 6 week unit plan for an earth science unit covering concepts related to rocks and minerals. It includes detailed lesson plans, labs, lab reports, reading passages, interactive notebook pages, games, activities, crafts, thinking maps, cooperative learning activities, simulations, review activities, and a final assessment. This unit is structured to follow the inquiry cycle-tuning in, finding out, sorting out, going further, and drawing conclusions.

Week 1: Main idea-The difference between rocks and minerals: Activities-create a classifying system, make mock rocks, be a geologist for a day, take apart rocks, rocks vs. minerals reading and INB pages, make a rock vs. mineral mobile

Week 2: Main idea-Identifying minerals: Activities-describing minerals and properties, scratch test lab, guess my rule, gemstone bar graph, minerals reading and INB page, make mineral trading cards

Week 3: Main Idea-Classifying Rocks: Activities-rock properties lab, detecting calcite lab, modeling rock layers, types of rocks reading and INB page, rock type logic line-up game

Week 4: Main idea-Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition: Activities-weathering chalk lab, freezing clay, wave and wind erosion boxes, acid rain lab, weathering-erosion-depostion reading passage and INB page, sorting puzzles and tree map

Week 5: Main Idea-The Rock Cycle: Activities- video or reading response, crayon rock simulation, web based interactive lesson, rock cycle reading passage and INB page, ride the rock cycle game

Week 6: find someone who study guide activity, numbered heads together review game, quiz-quiz-trade review activity, task card scoot review, end of unit test.

Each week may be purchased individually:
Distinguishing Between Rocks and Minerals
Identifying Minerals
Types of Rocks
Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
The Rock Cycle
Rocks and Minerals Cooperative Learning Activities and Exam

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