Two activities to introduce or review information about the types of rocks; Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic. One focuses on the 3 main types of rocks, and the other is a simplified Rock Cycle Diagram with interpretation questions. Can be a teacher led activity or individual work time, or center activity.
Give your student's a break from traditional notes and have them actively engaged for a change! These doodle notes encourage students to use creativity and both hemispheres of their brain. This rock cycle doodle note includes notes about how igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are formed along with examples of each type. I have also included short notes on how sediments are formed including definitions for weathering, erosion, deposition, compaction, and cementation.
Cut the Snickers bar in half and you see an example of a sedimentary rock. Smash the Snickers bar in a baggie and you have an example of a metamorphic rock". Melt the Snickers bar in the microwave and you have a example of an Igneous rock.--Oo saving this for later this year
STEM Challenge: Sedimentary Rocks Model! Challenge your kiddos to make sedimentary rocks using edible layers! Click on the picture for a STEM discussion and great ideas for a sedimentary rocks lesson! I've adjusted this lesson for three age groups now (preK, kindergarten/1st/2nd grade, & 3rd/4th/5th grade), and they have all loved it!