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All About Rocks and Minerals | Earth Science Unit

All About Rocks and Minerals | Earth Science Unit
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About This Product

Bring your earth science lessons to life with these creative resources. This unit covers rocks and minerals. This unit provides the resources to teach about what minerals and rocks are made of, the types of minerals and rocks and how to classify them, defines meteorites, gemstones, and ores, and provides projects and writing prompts to bolster your lessons.

How To Use This:

Look through this boatload of resources and pick out which pieces and parts will help you organize and plan your science unit. I purposefully included lots of different options so that you can personalize your approach. Note: Posters can also be used as awesome slides in google classroom.

What You Get:

  • - Sample Earth Science Lesson Plan Schedule

  • - Recommended projects and activities

  • - Recommended video links (QR codes and URL addresses)

  • - List of thematic vocabulary and spelling words

  • - 18 Vocabulary word strips: (Element, Geology, Mineral, Rock, Metamorphic, Igneous, Sedimentary, Mineralogist, Moh's Hardness Scale, Periodic Table of Elements, Ore, Gemstone, Meteorite, - - Luster, Density, Cleavage, Hardness, and Streak)

  • - "Recipe for Rocks" article (provided in two reading levels)

  • - "Studying Minerals" article (provided in two reading levels)

  • - Poster of the Periodic Table of Elements

  • - Poster "Characteristics of a Mineral"

  • - Poster "Properties of a Mineral"

  • - Poster "Classification of Minerals"

  • - Poster "Moh's Hardness Scale"

  • - Poster "The Rock Cycle"

  • - Poster "The Formation of Igneous Rock"

  • - Poster "The Formation of Metamorphic Rock"

  • - Poster "The Formation of Sedimentary Rock"

  • - Poster "Ore" with photo examples

  • - Poster "Gemstones" with photo examples

  • - Poster "Meteorites" with photo examples

  • - "Periodic Table of Elements" handout

  • - 3 Types of Rocks Worksheet

  • - Label the parts of the Rock Cycle Worksheet

  • - "Studying Properties of Rocks and Minerals" Project Worksheet

  • - Rocks and Minerals Wordsearch

  • - Cut-out and Create a large "Moh's Hardness Scale" with photo samples

  • - "Organizing Rocks" Project: Cut out rock samples with formation descriptions and glue them onto rock-type pages (sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic)

  • - 5 Writing templates about this science topic in different writing genres

  • - 3 early writing templates

  • - 3 beginning writing templates

  • - Review game rules, setup, and printable questions

What's Included

1 zip file with:

-Google Doc describing what is included

-JPEGs explaining some of the individual activities

-61 page PDF with ready to print pages

Resource Tags

science bundleEarth sciencesrocks unitgeologyrockmineralrock lessonlearn about rocksgemselements

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