Type:

Interactive, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Unit

Description:

The contents of this file were developed as a continuum and this unit may take from five to seven weeks to complete depending upon the goals of the teacher and interests of the students. While some learning experiences may be used as stand-alone lessons, others build upon prior learning experiences. All materials for this unit must be obtained locally. This file should be used as a supplement to the Teachers' Manual.

Subjects:

  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

rocks minerals color texture layers cleavage streak sedimentary igneous metamorphic

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
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SCI.5.2.G: Science

construct appropriate simple graphs, tables, maps, and charts using technology, including computers, to organize, examine, and evaluate information.

SCI.5.3.C: Science

draw or develop a model that represents how something works or looks that cannot be seen such as how a soda dispensing machine works; and

SCI.5.4.A: Science

collect, record, and analyze information using tools, including calculators, microscopes, cameras, computers, hand lenses, metric rulers, Celsius thermometers, prisms, mirrors, pan balances, triple beam balances, spring scales, graduated cylinders, beakers, hot plates, meter sticks, magnets, collecting nets, and notebooks; timing devices, including clocks and stopwatches; and materials to support observations of habitats or organisms such as terrariums and aquariums; and

SCI.5.4.B: Science

use safety equipment, including safety goggles and gloves.

SCI.5.5.A: Science

classify matter based on physical properties, including mass, magnetism, physical state (solid, liquid, and gas), relative density (sinking and floating), solubility in water, and the ability to conduct or insulate thermal energy or electric energy;

SCI.5.7.A: Science

explore the processes that led to the formation of sedimentary rocks and fossil fuels;

SCI.5.7.B: Science

recognize how landforms such as deltas, canyons, and sand dunes are the result of changes to Earth's surface by wind, water, and ice;

SCI.6.6.C: Science

test the physical properties of minerals, including hardness, color, luster, and streak.

SCI.6.10.A: Science

build a model to illustrate the structural layers of Earth, including the inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, asthenosphere, and lithosphere;

SCI.6.10.B: Science

classify rocks as metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary by the processes of their formation;
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of -0001-11-30.

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This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of Rocks Minerals and Landforms Science Kit, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System and which you can see here: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_cabocesmst/RocksMineralsandLandformsScienceKit

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