Rocks and Minerals Non-Fiction Passages and Assessments Bundle! Rocks & Minerals and literacy integration! This bundle is a great addition to any rocks and minerals unit. It includes a variety of non-fiction reading passage and multiple assessments on igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks, the rock cycle, and so much more. Students will learn about rocks and minerals while reading comprehension passages and practicing writing skills.
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!
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.
Rock Cycle [More important than you think! When picking rocks for hardscapes you want to use Metamorphic rock in most cases, especially with water (so it doesn't leach anything into the water) but it is also important to know what type of rockscape your c
A JOURNEY ON THE ROCK CYCLE. In this activity you will create a story about you, a metamorphic rock. You must describe at least three transitions that occurred during your life, such as changing from metamorphic to igneous, igneous to sedimentary, and sedimentary to igneous. You have the option of writing a diary, creating a comic strip, or making a children's book.