Exploring rocks and minerals can be fun, but reading all those lengthy descriptive books about them is daunting. Never fear! Your students can get a condensed version of the most important key notes about rocks and minerals. (And still have time for all the fun labs and rock sets you have at your fingertips!) I created this Key Notes version out necessity!
Explore the following in summary format:
What is a rock?
Characteristics of Sedimentary Rocks
Characteristics of Igneous Rocks
Characteristics of Metamorphic Rocks
What is a Mineral?
Minerals We Use
What is a Fossil?
What’s the Difference (Fossils and Rocks)
Rock Find Worksheet (Exploring different types of the three main rocks using the internet)
Vocabulary Pop-Ups for the Rock Cycle
Rocking Around the Rock Cycle (Teaching Page)
Rocking Around the Rock Cycle (Student Page)
Tiny Foldable Books: Sedimentary Rock- Limestone
Tiny Foldable Books: Sedimentary Rock- Sandstone
Tiny Foldable Books: Igneous Rock- Granite and Feldspar
The Story of Igneous Rock
The Story of Sedimentary Rock
What are Minerals Used for Today? (notes on 10 common minerals)
Mohs Hardness Scale Common Objects Guessing Activity