Rocks and Minerals Unit Bundle Cornell notes (5 lessons and PowerPoint)

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This product includes Cornell notes and a PowerPoint presentation on rocks and minerals. Cornell notes: Five Cornell notes are provided on the unit rocks and minerals. There are two versions of the same Cornell: filled and fill-in-the-blank. A PowerPoint follows the Cornell notes and leads whole class, direct instruction. This product is part of my Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook.

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-Cornell: The header includes the title of the notes, page, date, standards/benchmarks, and essential questions. A summary section is included where students answer essential questions provided on Cornell notes. A question section provides students the opportunity to practice higher level thinking by asking a question focusing on the “student notes” section. A “main idea drawing” section is made provided for students to add drawings as visual cues for the main ideas. Each criteria is worth one point making each Cornell worth five points. For easy grading, simply circle missing components or stamp to designate full credit. Students can study using their notes by covering up the “student notes” section and viewing the “main idea drawing” section. Have students read it, cover it up, and then say it again. This is a great tool to help guide students how to study.

Cornell note topics:
1. Characteristics of Mineral
2. Mineral Identification
3. Igneous Rocks
4. Sedimentary Rocks
5. Metamorphic Rocks

-PowerPoint: The PowerPoint begins with students setting up their header. A “warm-up” is next with two short, anticipation guide statements students answer by using the strategy “think-pair-share” on whether they think the statement is true or false. The PowerPoint next guides direct instruction as students follow along by reading out loud and filling in the blanks in their Cornell notes. After students have completed their “student notes” section, a built-in informal, mini quiz of five multiple choice questions checks students’ understanding. Students complete the quiz on the back of their Cornell notes. The answers for the anticipation guide are presented and then students complete the summary and question section of their Cornell notes. Starter sentences are provided in the PowerPoint to support students complete the summary section of their Cornell notes.


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2. If you purchase this product and the unit bundle, please note you will be purchasing duplicates so buy the bundle and save time and money!

3. Purchase license to share if more than one teacher will be using this product. Keep in mind this product took time to create with the teacher and student in mind. Read the terms of use.


Check out my store for more bundle units on Physical science and Earth Science to save time and money as these units also follow the same procedures and expectations! You save over 50% by purchasing bundles! They include the following, which I also sell individually:

-Pre-assessment/Warm-up activity: Includes a unit cover with the Next Generation Science Standards and a word bank. Also includes a worksheet: designed to uncover what your students know, don’t know, and what they can anticipate to learn in the unit. PowerPoint is included to guide activity.
-Assessments: test, quiz, answer key, and reflection activity
-Lessons: five Cornell notes, activities to reinforce input, and a PowerPoint for each lesson
-Projects: includes directions, rubric, and templates for most
-Notebook set-up: table of contents, score sheet, teacher strategies and suggestions on how to use interactive notebook.

Unit Bundles

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Rock and Mineral Unit Bundle: Earth Science Interactive notebook

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Rocks and Minerals Unit Bundle Cornell notes (5 lessons an
Rocks and Minerals Unit Bundle Cornell notes (5 lessons an
Rocks and Minerals Unit Bundle Cornell notes (5 lessons an
Rocks and Minerals Unit Bundle Cornell notes (5 lessons an