Rocks and Minerals Worksheets | Lesson Plans | Unit

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2nd - 5th, Homeschool
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This Unit Covers

  ✓ Properties of minerals

  ✓ Three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary)

  ✓ How rocks are formed

  ✓ How rocks are identified

  ✓ The rock cycle

  ✓ Why rocks and minerals are important

  ✓ Rocks and mineral uses in everyday life

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  ✓ Non-fiction reading pieces to help integrate reading and meet RI standards

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  ✓ Creative activities, such as creating a biography of a rock and a rock and mineral fashion show

  ✓ Concept maps and graphic organizers

  ✓ Practice and review sheets (printables)

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Total Pages
94 pages
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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