Rocks & Minerals Made Fun and EXTREMELY Engaging!! My 3rd graders were intrigued and had a blast learning all about Rocks & Minerals!
This powerpoint is a PERFECT guide and reference tool to use in the classroom during a Rocks & Minerals Unit of Study.
I used many hands-on materials in addition to this Powerpoint, but LOVE using Powerpoint as a visual aid in my teaching!
This unit includes:
Rock Categories (Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Igneous)
Rock Cycle with Video Clip!
Rocks & Mineral Use in Everyday Life
Testing Mineral Properties
Standard 2: Earth Science
Indiana’s Academic Standards for Science-2010
3.2.1 Examine the physical properties of rock samples and sort them into categories based on size using simple tools such as sieves.
3.2.2 Observe the detailed characteristics of rocks and minerals. Identify rocks as being composed of different combinations of minerals.
3.2.3 Classify and identify minerals by their physical properties of hardness, color, luster and streak.
3.2.6 Describe how the properties of earth materials make them useful to humans in different ways. Describe ways that humans have altered these resources to meet their needs for survival.