This is a complete lesson plan with teacher guided questions, a six station easy set up lab and answer key to student worksheet. (Total 16 pages). This lesson gives middle school students an introduction to Lavoisier and Conservation of Mass.
Students will use the Children's Museum website Geo Mysteries (embedded in document) to answer three pages of questions which serves as an introduction to rock types, the difference between rocks and minerals, and mineral properties. Student quiz
A common method of teaching is to break up a chapter or unit into sections, assign a section to each student group and then allow student groups to present to their class. This is known as jigsawing and this is a simple rubric to assess the