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Through this unit children should come to recognise that underneath all surfaces is rock which they may not be able to see, that rocks get broken down into pebbles and soils which we can often see, and that there are different sorts of rock with different characteristics. Pebbles and soils from different rocks consequently have different characteristics. Experimental and investigative work focuses on: considering whether a test is fair measuring volumes of liquids using appropriate apparatus making comparisons drawing and suggesting explanations for conclusions. Work in this unit also offers opportunities for children to use their understanding of science to explain observations about rocks and soils, for children to collect evidence to test ideas, and to recognise hazards and risks. This unit takes approximately 10 hours.


  • Science > General
  • Science > Geology

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5


rock rocks salt salts QCA Key Stage 2 Unit 3D minerals



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