This HUGE integrated unit combines hands-on science activities with reading and writing informational text. This unit is full of all kinds of engaging activities. It includes inserts for interactive notebooks or lap books that can also be used independently. It includes 9 pages of informational text or nonfiction articles and response pages including text dependent questions that help with comprehension and practicing of reading skills.
This unit also includes three slide show presentations, a student rock cycle book and rock cards for sorting and collecting.
This resource includes two sorting activities that can be used as centers. Both are self-checking. This resource also includes an I have Who Has Rock Cycle Game.
This is a huge unit with great hands-on labs in the 5 E lesson plan format that include response pages. Students can delve deeper while practicing reading nonfiction scientific writing with the nonfiction articles. The slid shows and sorting games will help seal the learning.
4-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.
Develop a model to describe the cycling of Earth's materials and the flow of energy that drives this process.
MS-ESS2-2. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth’s surface at
varying time and spatial scales
And Utah SEEd Standard 7.2.1 Develop a model of the rock cycle to describe the relationship between
energy flow and matter cycling that create igneous, sedimentary, and
metamorphic rocks. Emphasize the processes of melting, crystallization,
weathering, deposition, sedimentation, and deformation, which act together
to form minerals and rocks.
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices Students Will Use Include:
Developing and Using Models
Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts addressed include:
Cause and Effect
Scale, Proportion,and Quantify
System and System Models
Structure and Function
Stability and Change
CCSS Reading Informational Text Skills Include:
Cause and Effect
Main Idea and Supporting Details
In addition this unit contains the I Have Who Have Rock Cycle Game
I Have Who Has Rock Cycle Game
This unit also includes this resource: Rock Cycle Sorting Activities
This resource is also available in a larger bundle for a 20% savings
Earth Science Bundle: Rock Cycle Unit, Weathering and Erosion, Sorting Games
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