We know it can be difficult to create good sub plans when you are in a pinch. These sub plans are engaging for the students and easy for the sub to follow. All you need to do is grab the materials and make some copies. We designed them to align with our Rocks and Minerals Unit. They are perfect emergency sub plans because they support the rock cycle and igneous rock but are not tested material.
These plans also work great when the school's schedule gets a little crazy. For example, if half of your students are out on a field trip you are left with a difficult decision on how to move forward with the students who remain. This is a great supplemental lesson for those situations!