Rocks and Minerals Unit

The overall goal of the unit is to expose students to the history of our planet and how rocks/minerals impact us present day. The sequence of lessons for this unit are as follows:

Lesson 1: What is a Rock?

Lesson 2: Rocks vs. Minerals

Lesson 3: Mineral Identification

Lesson 4: Moh’s Scale of Mineral Hardness

Lesson 5: Weathering on Rocks

Lesson 6: Sedimentary Rocks

Lesson 7: Igneous Rocks

Lesson 8: Metamorphic Rocks

Lesson 9: How Crystals Are Formed

Lesson 10: Rocks: Past, Present, and Future

Lesson 11: Field Trip

Lesson 12: Group Project & Presentations (Unit Assessment)

You will find the lessons for this unit on this website in the section titled “Science”.