Rocks and Minerals Unit, Worksheets, Reading Passages, Comprehension, Task Cards

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Is your science textbook outdated and lacking? Make learning about rocks and minerals engaging! This unit contains reading passages with comprehension questions, activities, science labs, task cards, and vocabulary reference posters that you can use to enhance your unit on rocks and minerals.


These reading passages with comprehension questions are the perfect way to quickly check for understanding while providing the students with background information on each topic. It is also the perfect way to integrate reading, writing, and science!

What's Included?

EARTH'S LAYERS

  • Reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions
  • Label the diagram
  • Facts page
  • Vocabulary
  • Crossword puzzle

ROCKS

  • Igneous rock reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions
  • Igneous rocks graphic organizer
  • Sedimentary rock reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions
  • Sedimentary rocks graphic organizer
  • Metamorphic rock reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions
  • Metamorphic rocks graphic organizer
  • Rocks vs. Wood Venn Diagram
  • Comparing rocks Venn Diagram
  • Comparing Rocks Web
  • Types of rocks word search and fill in the blank
  • Rocks and Mineral Vocabulary
  • Rock Cycle reading passage and diagram

MINERALS

  • Reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions
  • Crossword puzzle
  • Properties of minerals lab
  • Comparing minerals Venn Diagram
  • Minerals True/False
  • Minerals word search and fill in the blank
  • Crystals word search
  • Crystals reading comprehension and fill int he blank competition
  • Fun mineral facts - read the room activity

WEATHERING AND EROSION

  • Reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions
  • Erosion science lab with lab sheets
  • Rock sandwich science lab

ROCK CYCLE BROCHURE PROJECT

  • Instructions and rubric

COMPREHENSIVE UNIT ASSESSMENT

  • Reading comprehension and fill in the blank questions

4 CREATIVE WRITING ACTIVITIES

28 TASK CARDS

14 POSTERS WITH PICTURES AND DEFINITION

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NGSS4-ESS1-1
Identify evidence from patterns in rock formations and fossils in rock layers to support an explanation for changes in a landscape over time. Examples of evidence from patterns could include rock layers with marine shell fossils above rock layers with plant fossils and no shells, indicating a change from land to water over time; and, a canyon with different rock layers in the walls and a river in the bottom, indicating that over time a river cut through the rock. Assessment does not include specific knowledge of the mechanism of rock formation or memorization of specific rock formations and layers. Assessment is limited to relative time.

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