89 Slides of Unit Plan awesomeness! This unit plan took me around 8 hours to complete so your $5 will be well-spent. It includes your necessary base knowledge, numerous videos and interactive sites for the students to explore, quiz sites, science notebook writing opportunities, etc. This unit is for the new GSE 3rd grade standards. I am teaching 3rd grade this year so keep a look out for all new products in 3rd grade over the next few months. Upload to Google Classroom and students can follow along/go on interactive adventures when prompted.
S3E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the physical attributes of
rocks and soils.
a. Ask questions and analyze data to classify rocks by their physical attributes (color, texture,luster, and hardness) using simple tests.
(Clarification statement: Mohs scale should be studied at this level. Cleavage, streak and the classification of rocks as sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic are studied in sixth grade.)
b. Plan and carry out investigations to describe properties (color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support growth of plants) of soils and soil types (sand, clay, loam).
c. Make observations of the local environment to construct an explanation of how water and/or wind have made changes to soil and/or rocks over time.
(Clarification statement: Examples could include ripples in dirt on a playground and a hole formed under gutters.)