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”.