Types of Rocks and Minerals | NGSS Interactive Notebook and Activities

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Are you looking for interactive, hands-on, and engaging teaching and practice activities that will go with any Types of Rock and Mineral Earth science curriculum? This rocks and mineral DIFFERENTIATED unit includes teaching posters, vocabulary cards, and interactive flip tab science booklets for students to learn about igneous, metamorphic, and Sedimentary rocks and minerals. These low-prep activities are quick and easy to set-up and perfect for your earth science units!

Students will practice and learn how rocks and minerals are used to meet the basic needs, build vocabulary, and show what they’ve learned using the choice of two interactive flip books. Students will be able to work independently, in small groups, discussing vocabulary words, and engaged using these simple and engaging NGGS rocks and minerals activities.

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About This Rocks and Minerals Resource:

  • This is a FIVE TAB Book and includes pages that can be used under each Flip Tab expanding on the concept and skills making this an 11 page Flip Book.
  • Students will write what they’ve learned from doing online research, using the teaching posters, or using as a supplement to your science textbooks.
  • The number of days you spend on this Flip Tab Book will depend on the grade you teach and the time you have to study rocks and minerals.
  • This Rocks and Minerals Set includes posters, vocabulary cards, Web Sites, and Integrative Flip Tab booklets for students to learn about rocks and minerals.

This Rocks and Minerals Earth Science Packet Includes:

  • How to use Interactive Flip Tab Books
  • Online Research Sites and Suggested Pacing Guide
  • Girl Rock and Mineral Cover
  • Boy Rock and Mineral Cover
  • Rocks Flip Tab One (2 per page)
  • Minerals Flip Tab Two (2 per page)
  • Igneous Rocks Flip Tab Three (2 per page)
  • Sedimentary Rocks Flip Tab Four (2 per page)
  • Metamorphic Rocks Flip Tab Five (2 per page)
  • Interesting Facts Writing Page
  • Compare and Contrast Types of Rocks
  • Teaching Posters (8.5 x 11)
  • Illustrated Vocabulary

This Rocks and Mineral set is great for:

  • Doing Online Research (Common Core Standard)
  • Using as a Cumulative Review
  • Whole Group Instruction
  • Small Group Work
  • Adding to your Interactive Science Journals
  • Integrating ELA Common Core Standards with NGSS

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.


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