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Activity

Rock collection

Summary: 
Look at different kinds of rocks
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Earth/Space: Rock cycle, Earth Materials, Natural resources (5)
Science topic (2005 curriculum connection): 
Earth and Space Science: Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources (grade 5)
Earth and Space Science: Earth's Crust (grade 7)
Lessons activity is in: 
Materials: 
  • collection of various rocks e.g. sedimentary rocks showing layers, lava, mica, crystal, rocks containing metal ores
Procedure: 

Look at and touch the different kinds of rocks and discuss how they are formed.

Notes: 

Rework to make more interesting.

Grades tested: 
Gr 1
Gr 2
Teacher: 
Ingrid
Teaching site: 
After School Program at Elementary schools in New York City